Doctors say Wa Mutharika is dead

2012-04-06 18:24

Blantyre - Doctors who treated Malawi's President Bingu wa Mutharika say he died after a heart attack.

The doctors, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to speak to reporters, said the 78-year-old died on Thursday, and his body was then flown to South Africa.

The Malawi government has so far issued only issued a brief statement on state radio and television, saying Mutharika was taken ill and was flown to South Africa for further treatment.

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