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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.

Comments
  • Charles - 2012-04-06 18:38

    Okay! First comment on this particular item. News 24 may not publish uncomfirmed and unreasearched statements like this. This is the kind of reportage that gives grist to the mill of ANC pro info bill supporters and should be sanctioned by all players in the media.

      Hermann - 2012-04-06 18:56

      News 24 may not publish ...... my, my Charles you are very prescriptive. News lines, agencies, can publish whatever they wish.

  • Oscar - 2012-04-06 18:44

    Maybe his family heard about the R3 million Tshwane burials and thought that he qualified or maybe they are going for an African war hero street name or something, the fact is we have enough dead wood in South Africa.

  • FeebleGastro - 2012-04-06 18:46

    OK, he's dead .... or maybe not...

  • Ntshebe - 2012-04-06 19:32

    Somebody resurrect this Moron so that we can trade him for Mugabe....

  • Melanie - 2012-04-06 20:54

    why was he not taken to singapore or somewhere overseas just like the other sadc president?

  • wesleywt - 2012-04-06 21:08

    Now if he built an excellent hospital in Malawi. Would he be alive now hmmmm.

  • Muhammed - 2012-04-06 21:11

    News24 has very poor quality journalism. These days poor research and unconfirmed reports makes news headlines. Is News24 that desperate? From reading all the articles on News24 on this subject, let me get this straight: Wa Muthrika's dead body was flown to a South African Hospital where miraculously he was resurrected only to suffer another fatal heart attack? That don't make any sense! Lol!!! May his family recover from this sad news and may there be peace and order in Malawi.

      Lacrimose - 2012-04-06 22:31

      The story regarding the South African hospital angle, was not official and by unnamed people who were told not to speak to the press. Same with the Malawian angle - no-one is willing to confirm and all are insisting on being anonymous. This is what happens when governments get all secretive about dead presidents. The reason why they do it is usually because there's much infernal wrangling of who is to take the Pres' place.

  • hein.huyser - 2012-04-07 06:13

    Where is the SAfrican government on this issue? Why the silence? God forbids, but if our pressie lays somewhere else, we need to know about it. Or was he just another African leader with no succession planning who believed that he will live forever? Mugabs, this is your last warning....

  • johnwilliam.roberts - 2012-04-07 08:38

    maybe he is just dead drunk somewere waiting to come out of a coma .

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