BBC: Malawi President Bingu wa Mutharika 'Dead'

By BBC News

President Bingu wa Mutharika of Malawi has died, doctors and cabinet ministers have told the BBC, but this has not been officially announced.

One of the doctors who treated Mr Mutharika, 78, said the president was "clinically dead" on Thursday after suffering a cardiac arrest.

State media are still reporting that he has been flown to South Africa for medical treatment.

If confirmed, his death would spark a constitutional crisis, analysts say.

According to the constitution, the vice-president takes over if the head of state is incapacitated or dies in office.

But Vice-President Joyce Banda and Mr Mutharika fell out after a row over the succession in 2010, and she was expelled from the ruling Democratic People's Party (DPP).

Mr Mutharika's brother, Foreign Minister Peter Mutharika, was chosen instead of Ms Banda to be the DPP's presidential candidate in the 2014 elections.

He has been standing in for the president when needed during official occasions. Ms Banda recently told the BBC she had not spoken to Bingu wa Mutharika for more than a year.

The BBC's Raphael Tenthani in the main city, Blantyre, says ministers met all night to discuss the situation.

The doctors and ministers say that Mr Mutharika's body was taken to South Africa while a decision is taken about what to do next.

Government sources have told the BBC that efforts to resuscitate President Mutharika had failed and that an official announcement is being prepared.

Mr Mutharika, a former World Bank economist, came to power in a 2004 election. Soon afterwards, he dramatically abandoned his United Democratic Front (UDF) party to form the DPP, after accusing leading UDF members of opposing his campaign against corruption.

Since being re-elected with a large majority in 2009, critics allege he has demonstrated an increasingly authoritarian streak.

The president has been under mounting pressure to resign, amid accusations of nepotism and economic mismanagement.

The criticism has led to a souring in relations with major foreign aid donors, especially the United Kingdom.

Last year, Mr Mutharika expelled the UK High Commissioner, Fergus Cochrane-Dyet, after a leaked embassy cable quoted the diplomat as saying that the president could not tolerate criticism.

The Malawian leader said he could not accept "insults" just because the UK was his country's largest aid donor.

In response, the UK expelled the Malawian envoy to London and cut direct aid.

Malawi is one of the poorest countries in the world, with an estimated 75% of the population living on less than $1 (60p) a day.

The country has suffered shortages of fuel and foreign currency since the UK and other donors cancelled aid.

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Osita DIOKA, I agree with you

Osita DIOKA, I agree with you in totality.

Your report.

I am asking SR when will they stop reporting half baked news?

No send

I am asking SR when will they stop reporting half baked news?

You Guys Are Morons!

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President Mutharika is now dead?

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BANNING OF TB JOSHUA: A GROSS VIOLATION OF FREE SPEECH.

Who are the Presidents advisers?and do they really know what a free society is all about?There are mad "prophets" all over the globe,simply put TB Joshua does not deserve the attention of government, he should have been ignored,this is a secular country and we expect all sorts of mavericks from all angles.
More important however is the legal implication of such a ban,this man is a clergy,and it is allowed in many christian sects to prophesy,the christian bible is full of important prophesies including armargeddon(the eventual destruction of the world),this is a flagrant abuse of the right to free worship and speech,I must confess,our erstwhile military dictators did not go this far.Mr Joshua ought to head to the law courts for redress,this is over the top.

Who is this bornkon talking

Who is this bornkon talking of TB Joshua, is just a fake pastor, he is a master of lia, God will pornish all this fake pastors one by one. TB Joshua will be the first to be punished.

May his soul rest in perfect

May his soul rest in perfect peace!!

As a Leader Your greatest Responsibility is towards your people

As a leader, your greatest responsibility is towards your people.forget the insults,critisms and make sure you fulfill the task God gave to you.God rules over the affairs of men and that is why we must reference Him in everything. If we can escape the eyes of men certainly not of God.

TB JOSHUA IS WHAT WE CALL A GUESSING GAME PSYCHIC

ARE HIS FOLLOWERS THIS STUIP? HIS SUPPORTERS SHOULD SPEND MORE TIME ON EDUCATING THEMSEVES INTELLECTUALLY. THIS BACKWORD THINKING IS THE REASON AFRICA IS BEHIND IN DEVELOPMENT. AS FOR THE 78 YEAR OLD DECEASED PRESIDENT HE SHOULD HAVE RETIRED LONG TIME AGO, INSTEAD OF DYING IN OFFICE . TOTAL DISGRACE.

TB Joshua Is As Blind As The Next Bat! Just Watch Your Wallet O

Nigerian are a gulible people. This has turned into a TB Joshua prediction. Anybody can say anything that will probably happen during a set period of time.

I also predict that "There will be plane crash in Dec 2012". Does it make me see the future...NO. Ignorance is bliss.

It is almost certain planes will crash in December but that does not make me a soothsayer. In Nigeria, I can empty all your pockets just by such a statement and live a very rich life just by these manipulative lies like above.

Superstisious mumus.

Power Drunk African leaders!

'Ruling DPP' that sounds like PDP.Expelling d VP from d party & having his younger brother stand in for him when he's not around to perform presidential duties was very unconstitutional.It's just like what Obj wanted to do to atiku b4 he was stoppd by d court. However,may God judge MTN for stealing pple's credit on a good friday. Meanwhile,Wazzub will be launching in 3 days. Some people are wondering if its genuine,some even call it a scam but i tell you if you miss this opportunity,you may find it hard to forgive yourself,the choice is yours to make. It's free to join & if you join now you still have the opportunity to build your monthly earning factor till April 30th. To sign up & see details,click here: www.signup.wazzub.info/?lrRef=ec6fe270 After signing up,check your email(inbox or spam) for d verification mail,click on d link in d mail to verify & start inviting others just like i did.

God help Africa

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AT 78,HE SHOULD BE IN RETIREMENT,GOOD RIDDANCE.

For all African leaders who wish to die in power,without allowing the young ones to take over,we shall shed no tears.
He impoverished his people and lived like a king,now it is time to rot away in hell.

good riddance. Jonathan is next. he will die in aso rock, soon.

stealing monies that should be used to provide basic life-enhancement amenities to the citizens always ends in death. raising petrol prices - knowing too well that more nigerians will die from poverty as a consequence of higher prices, will result in the death of the president who does such a thing. also, using the military to kill your own people so you can have unchallenged access to crude oil will also result in the president's death. very soon, jonathan will also die. that is my prayer this easter, and i will continue to pray that prayer including fasting to ensure a catastrophic incident happens to jonthan and/or his family, because that is what he has consciously subjected nigerians to. all bad african presidents will continue to die from diseases until the use the resources of their countries to serve the people. amen.

ON T.B. JOSHUA'S PROPHECY

THE STUPIDITY OF THE NIGERIAN PRESIDENT AND HIS ADVISERS KNOWS NO BOUNDS. I THOUGHT THE T.B. JOSHUA BAN WAS A LIE. NOW IF T. B. JOSHUA IS A FALSE PROPHET, WHY BOTHER ABOUT HIS PREDICTIONS? IF ON THE OTHER HAND HE HAS THE ABILITY TO SEE THE FUTURE, THEN WETHER HE SAYS WHAT HE SAW OR NOT IS IRRELEVANT BECAUSE IT WILL STILL HAPPEN. T. B. JOSHUA SEES AND SAYS, HE DOES NOT HAVE THE POWER TO CAUSE THESE EVENTS NEITHER CAN HE CHANGE THEM. SO WHY BAN HIM?

Between 2004 and Now

He used acquired power to control the state. But there is a greater power. African leaders do not develop their people before they die. They develop their children with state weatlth. Then, their children hate to live in the poor state they ruled over. The story is all the same everywhere.

AFRICAN LEADERS

African leaders will never have peace until they resolve give their people good governance. Corrupt wicked leaders.

We don't need this now!

Oh please Lord, not another crisis in Africa...

TB Joshua predicted it

Pro. TB Joshua predicted dis recently, but everyone thought it was Mugabe of Zimbabwe

TB Joshua banned from predicting on GEJ!

Government warns T.B. Joshua not to make any negative prophesies concerning GEJ

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