The 90-year-old dictator was captured on camera as he stumbled on a red carpet and fell to his knees after addressing supporters who gathered to welcome him back from a trip to Ethiopia at Harare airport last week.
His staff scrambled to cover up the embarrassing incident, with photographers at the scene saying they were forced to delete an image which could have undermined Mugabe’s claim that, despite his advanced age, he is “fit as two fiddles”.
Photographers were reportedly forced to delete the images, but it was too late. The INTERNET had them now and the hashtag #MugabeFalls was quickly populated with fantastic Photoshopped works of art.
Here are some of our favourites:
— Barry Malone (@malonebarry) February 5, 2015
— Berlaymonster (@Berlaymonster) February 5, 2015
— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) February 6, 2015
— Hayes Brown (@HayesBrown) February 5, 2015
— Sane Sato (@SaneInTransit) February 5, 2015
— Ian Bredenkamp (@IanBredenkamp) February 5, 2015
— The Last Minion (@professy92) February 5, 2015
— KB (@djkillbill) February 4, 2015
— Ras-Andy (@andy_nyika) February 4, 2015