The 78-year-old President was taken to the Kamuzu Central Hospital in the capital this morning after he reportedly collapsed.
There are reports of confusion in Lilongwe as aides loyal to Mutharika delay announcement of death scheming to preclude Vice President Banda from taking over.
Vice President Joyce Banda who had been expelled from Mutharika's party and formed her own would by law become president in event of any vacancy.
Recall that Mutharika was first elected in 2004 and re-elected in 2009 for a 5-year term. He is survived by wife, Callista & four children.