Malawi president unconscious after heart attack

2012-04-05 14:21

Blantyre – Malawian President Bingu wa Mutharika (78) was hospitalised after suffering a heart attack, a senior hospital official has said.

“He had a cardiac arrest, he is still unconscious since 9am,” an official at Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe said on condition of anonymity.

There have been unconfirmed rumours of Mutharika’s death on social networking site Twitter.

One user, @dadakim, tweeted: report from reliable anonymous source: #Malawi President Bingu wa Mutharika’s body is being flown to South Africa for tertiary postmortem.

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