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Malawi President Mutharika ‘has cardiac arrest’

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President Mutharika, 78, is being treated in the intensive care unit in Kamuzu Central Hospital in the capital, Lilongwe after falling ill on Thursday morning.

Though there is no government confirmation about the president’s illness, several family and cabinet members, including his brother, Foreign Minister Peter Mutharika, are at the clinic.

Our correspondent witnessed heavy security surrounding the hospital as top government and ruling party officials trooped in and out.

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