The body of Malawi's president Bingu wa Mutharika is expected to be flown to South Africa tonight
Unconfirmed reports say Mutharika was pronounced dead on Thursday evening at Kamuzu Central Hospital were he was admitted after suffering a cardiac arrest.
Mr Mutharika , 78 died in the intensive care after falling ill on Thursday morning.
"He was unconscious the moment he arrived, doctors attended to him for two hours but they failed to save his life" disclosed a source who works at the ICU in a telephone interview
The source further disclosed that Mutharika's body will be flown to South Africa to examine the cause of the death.
Several family and cabinet members, including his wife Calistar, brother, Foreign Minister Peter Mutharika, were seen at the hospital.