The amazing video Zimbabwe leader doesn’t want you to see

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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who turns 91 this month, stumbled as he descended from a podium after addressing supporters at Harare International Airport earlier this week.

But despite video and photographic evidence, Zimbabwe’s information minister denied Mugabe had in fact taken a fall.

“What happened is that the president tripped over a hump on the carpet on one of the steps of the dais as he was stepping down from the platform, but he remarkably managed to break the fall on his own,” Jonathan Moyo told the state-run Herald newspaper. “I repeat that the president managed to break the fall.”

Mugabe had just returned from Addis Ababa, where he was named chairman of the African Union. Moyo, in a lengthy explanation of the incident, listed famous falls by other world leaders, including George W. Bush and Gerald Ford.

“[E]ven Jesus, let alone you, would have also tripped in that kind of situation,” he said.

For years there has been speculation over Mugabe’s health.

“In the circumstances, there’s really nothing to write home about the nonsensical celebrations by malcontents who are imagining a fall that never was since it was actually broken by the president himself,” Moyo said.

Try telling that to Twitter.

USA Today

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4 responses to “The amazing video Zimbabwe leader doesn’t want you to see”

  1. 5thDrawer Avatar

    Speaking of Africa, Tribalism, Religion, Torture … And since EVERYONE is really heavy this week into discussing the burning of a Jordanian POW (or listing other gruesome ways to perish) … HANDS UP how many folks remember the wonderful ‘invention’ of the ‘African National Communists’ … Oh, right, ‘Congress’ …. Named in it’s ‘prime-time usage’ as ‘Necklacing’. ?? Hmmm?? Anyone??
    (Not to cast dispersion on the wonderfully re-born Mandella, of course, or his Priest TUTU.)
    Basically, they soaked a rubber tire in gas, jammed it over someone’s (opponent or other tribalist) head and shoulders to trap the tied arms, walked them into the centre of the wonderfully chanting ‘musical crowds’, and lit up the tire.
    The human candle usually danced a while before falling over.

  2. 5thDrawer Avatar

    Mugabe was doing his little ‘I’m really young and alive’ hop, skip, and jump … tried it twice. OOooops. :-)))

    1. Michaelinlondon1234 Avatar
      Michaelinlondon1234

      I am glad the US or UK did not murder him as they have done with so many others over the decades..
      He is doing well for a 90 year old.

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