There was panic at Harare international airport on Wednesday after President Robert Mugabe missed a step and fell off the podium moments after returning from Addis Ababa Ethiopia.
President Robert Mugabe was returning from Ethiopia where h took over the rotating chairmanship of the African Union. The fall was witnessed by 100’s of supporters including Zanu PF leaders and cabinet ministers who had lined up at the airport to greet the returning president.
After tumbling Mugabe was immediately assisted to stand up by some ministers and continued to greet the service chiefs and government officials who had come to see him. Afterwards President Robert Mugabe then boarded his official vehicle and left.
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Social media has also been abuzz with the fall with users turning the incident into a series of memes.
In case you missed it, here are the Uncle Bob memes of Mugabe’s staircase fall. No one is safe from social media! pic.twitter.com/sVKBOVEQIc
— Ulrich J v Vuuren (@UlrichJvV) February 5, 2015