Former President, Bakili Muluzi's family says he is doing well, and has since called on Malawians to pray for the flamboyant leader.
Muluzi's son, Atupele, told Zachimalawi his father was responding well to treatment, and thanked Malawians for their "untiring prayers".
His sentiments follow complaints from interim United Democratic Front president, Friday Jumbe, that he was not being updated on Muluzi's condition.
Muluzi retired from the party's chairmanship position recently, and now wants to lead a life out of the active political spotlight.
He retirement, though, has been humpered by illness.