Media reports say Malawi’s President, Dr Bingu wa Mutharika has been hospitalised after suffering a cardiac arrest.
President Mutharika (78) is reported to be unconscious in the intensive care unit in a hospital in the capital, Lilongwe after falling ill this morning.
His wife, Callista and his brother, Peter Mutharika, who is the Foreign Minister were among those who visited him.
Some reports say President Mutharika is expected to be flown to South Africa for treatment.
The Malawian leader was elected into office in 2004 and unanimously re-elected in 2009.