This is the first picture of Mercy's father, after he was tracked down yesterday by The Mail on Sunday . . . and said he was looking forward to being part of her life.
He is James Kambewa, 24, who fled in disgrace after Mercy's mother Mwandida, who was a 15-year-old schoolgirl at the time, fell pregnant.
Mwandida died eight days after giving birth. James has never been seen in the family's home village of Thwonde in southern Malawi since the outcry and until yesterday he had no idea that a wealthy pop star was planning to adopt Mercy, whom he has never seen.