Mugabe falls down steps: Photojournalists ordered to delete pictures

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, 90, fell down steps from a podium after speaking to supporters upon his return from Ethiopia, say witnesses.

 Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, center, falls after addressing supporters upon his return from an African Union meeting in Ethiopia. (AP) (The Associated Press)

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, center, falls after addressing supporters upon his return from an African Union meeting in Ethiopia. (AP) (The Associated Press)

Mugabe falling over (AP)

Mugabe falling over (AP)

Mugabe appeared to miss a step and toppled when he left the raised lectern at the airport Wednesday afternoon, according to several witnesses, who insisted on anonymity because of security concerns.

His aides quickly helped him up and escorted him to his limousine which sped away, they said.

“He addressed supporters who welcomed him … He missed a step as he walked down from the podium and immediately fell down,” said a witness.

Some press photographers who captured the fall said they were forced to delete their pictures by security personnel.

Mugabe’s spokesman was not immediately available for comment.

Mugabe was elected chairman of the 54-nation African Union at a summit of African leaders on Jan. 30 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The role of rotating AU chairman is largely ceremonial.

He celebrates his 91st birthday on February 21. Mugabe takes annual vacations every January to Asia, including Singapore where he has visited specialists for checkups on his eyes, according to Zimbabwean officials.

The Zimbabwean leader has repeatedly insisted that he is “fit as two fiddles.”

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Viva comrade! It was just an accident… these things happen. Even the youth wld fall after missing a step.


Thanx bwana Mugabe pokugwa,taonako momwe nkhalamba imagwera.

Kanthunkhaku Homeboy

Old age doesn’t blow a whisle.This is the tym 4 this old man to retire his position and let others to rule the country.Kodi pension yawo adzadya liti poti zaka zawo zokhalira padziko zatsala pang’ono kupanga expire.Kodi wanzeru woposa iyeyu palibee?Shame kwambiri!!!


Apana chising pe. There is a time to wake up and time to sleep. Mugabe is too old to rule this generation


This gentleman don’t have trust to anyone in his Government as well as his party whom can care the people of Zimbabwe. In short I can say; The man is too selfish.

These people will be falling in such away as his colleague has done. I mean the one who is failing to give civil servants their salaries in time. What is the date today? If you see that your brain can no longer work it is better to go rather than waiting for the wind to push you. Everyone will become old but it’s you who knows better than everybody else. Kamuzu, our beloved leader did the same and this shows that your time is over. Let’s wait for ours who fails to give the civil Servants their salaries, it will… Read more »
simeon Kumichembo

Kodi a Malawi bwanji, munthu wamkulu samagwa? Kodi anyamata samagwa? Kulakwa kukalamba? Inunso muzakalamba and anthu azanena zainu kuti pangani retire pa ntchito kodi anthu onsewa a age cheating m,bomamu simukuwawona? Time is waiting for you and you see.feel the same as Mugabe is experiencing.

Watch out.


Fit as two fiddles hahahahahahaha koma dis demi god of Zimbabwe. Hacha malayan gegegegegegegehe


Sorry sir

ishmael kalimah

Who Neva fell before? Mugabe God?

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