27 guards suspended over Mugabe fall – report

Media reports in Zimbabwe indicate that heads have started rolling over President Robert Mugabe’s embarrassing fall at Harare International Airport last Wednesday.

Mugabe falling over (AP)

Mugabe falling over (AP)

Zimbabwe’s online publication The Standard said up to 27 members of the presidential security and advance team who seemed immobilized as Mugabe tripped and tumbled after addressing hundreds of Zanu PF supporters who had been bussed to welcome him on his return from the African Union summit, have been suspended.

The publication said the guards were handed their suspension letters on Friday.

Officials at Munhumutapa government building said an investigation was launched on the night that Mugabe fell at the airport on his return from Ethiopia where he had just taken charge as the new chairperson of the African Union.

But Presidential spokesperson George Charamba dismissed the reports of a shakeup in President Mugabe’s security team as a fallacy.

“There is only one hand that shakes up and that hand has not shaken up [anything]. What is there to shake up? The last time you heard about a shakeup it was from us and not from media reports,” Charamba said.

At the State House on Friday afternoon where President Mugabe was meeting newly-elected Zambian leader Edgar Lungu, new faces could be seen on his security team.

After the meeting that took almost five hours, Mugabe escorted Lungu outside the State House with both hands in his pockets. The two did not address journalists who had gathered.

When Lungu was departing in his motorcade, Mugabe stood for a few minutes outside before walking back into his office at State House.

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thako la phalombe

am always proud of the guy. He is the true son of africa.

Arthur G.M. Mtambo


Joyce Sibande

Shaaaa Sorry


watchout mugabe, something big is following you/ even if you sack everyone, soon you will dance to your own tune


Did you hear about the time Kamuzu Banda tripped and fell down some steps in front of all the assembled members of the British Commonwhealth? It was shown on British TV, but I doubt if any pictures appeared in the Malawi newspapers. I can well believe that Mugabe has sacked members of his official guard. Even though his fall was accidental, he will be greatly embarrassed and his pride will have been hurt. Dictators do not like to take a fall even when it is accidental.

William Chirwa
Guys who between you and me has never tripped and hit the ground. Kuphudwa is an african word for tripping and the end result most of the times is you fall. The problem with us povo is that Comrade is superhuman therefore cannot fall, no he is like you and me and falling is not an issue some of you aged 50 years young that him have fallen hundreds of times did it signal kuti wasakara go tell hell you imperialist bootlickers. The guards had a duty to perform which they miserably failed. Remember how some president was shielded by… Read more »

being surrounded by bodyguards does not mean not falling. he is very Lucky because someone could have pulled a trigger and finish him off. next time he falls don’t touch him or pick him up.leave him alone and he will not fire you.eeeeeeosh!

Mwama Du

Still more I like Comrade!!!


why falling on a carpet? he must be going

onanana bank

Kungolakwa uyu watha basi

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