Mutharika is reported to be in a coma

Malawi President Bingu wa Mutharika is in a coma at Kamuzu central hospital and about 15 soldiers have been deployed at the resident of Malawi’s vice president Joyce Banda in what many believe is in readiness to any possible take over the President’s health deteriorates following a cardiac arrest he suffered in early Thursday.

“More Soldiers have been deployed at the Vice President’s residence as a matter of procedure in such situations,” said a senior army officer.

Reports say that the President will be airlifted to South Africa in the evening and is expected to arrive at Lanserie airport in Johannesburg at 10 pm. He will then be taken to Milpark hospital,” said a senior minister