Malawi President Bingu wa Mutharika is in critical condition but stable, according to State House.
State House Chief of Staff, Edward Sawerengela, made the announcement on Thursday night through state controlled MBC television after reports filter in that the President has failed to fight on the battle of heart attack.
According to the statement the President is expected to be flown to South Africa this evening.
Eye witnesses told Nyasa Times that the President was ferried on a stretcher into the Kamuzu Central Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit in the morning after suffering a cardiac arrest.
Meanwhile, goodwill messages have started pouring in led by the country’s vice president Joyce Banda who is likely to take over power.
Former president Bakili Muluzi and opposition leader John Tembo are among those who have wished the 78-year- old President swift recovery
Right Honourable Banda described the news of Muthalika’s illness as “sad” and called upon Malawians to unite and pray for their beloved leader.
On his part Muluzi said:” I have not been officially communicated of the President sickness but if it’s true then I wish him a speedy recovery.”
Tembo added his voice saying he wishes Muthalika well.