Robert Mugabe has become an unwitting internet sensation after tumbling down some stairs after delivering a speech.
Press agency photographers are claiming that Mugabe's security men forced them to erase their images after his embarrassing trip on a tiny set of steps upon his return from an African Union meeting.
But it was too late to stop Twitter users who promptly went to work on mocking Zimbabwe's President with the hashtag #MugabeFalls.
Robert Mugabe was promptly picked up by his aides and rushed away into a waiting car. It was unclear whether the 90-year-old was injured in the 'fall'.
— Jordan Metcalf (@JordanMetcalf) February 5, 2015
I don't remember seeing Mugabe playing quidditch in Harry Potter. pic.twitter.com/jPjauFjjgn— °Garth° (@iapperture) February 4, 2015
— General Boles (@GeneralBoles) February 5, 2015
Beyoncé is Mugabe...in drag!!! Sit down haters or put a ring on it. pic.twitter.com/tnZJ8dwJ2e— Sir Kgauza (@De_Imperial) February 5, 2015
Def not a smooth criminalFebruary 5, 2015
The gift that keeps on giving. pic.twitter.com/BhfBLD22sR— Mandy de Waal (@mandyldewaal) February 5, 2015