Robert Mugabe fell over after addressing supporters upon his return from AU meeting

The 90 year old President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, fell after addressing his supporters in that country after he was elected as a chairman of the African Union (AU). He is set to celebrate his 91st birthday on February 21.

RobThe President of Zimbabwe as he walked down the podium, he appeared to  trip and fell.

The incident was filmed, for a 90 year old man a trip is understandable, but what’s less understandable  is what happened next.

Zimbabwe’s government issued a denial which read  “nobody has shown any evidence of the president having falled down because that did not happen.”

Minister Jonathan Moyo told the state-owned Zimbabwe Herald before offering a more obtuse explanation.

“The hump on which the president tripped was formed by two pieces of the carpet which apparently had not been laid out properly where they joined.”

“And to be honest with you, even Jesus, let alone you, would have also tripped in that kind of situation,” Jonathan Moyo continued

The incident was the subject of of social media buzz as the pictured was tweeted and retweeted, modified and superimposed in a myriad of scenarios in a mockery fashion.

 

 

Xolani Ngema

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