President of Zimbabwe falls over stairs, becomes internet sensation

Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe, 91, tripped as he came down some podium stairs at the airport. (AP)

President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe was caught on camera toppling down the stairs on his way home from Ethiopia.

Africa’s oldest leader fell to the ground after he appeared to miss a step on his way down.

 

While Mugabe’s security team swiftly stepped in to help the falling president, the incident had been captured on camera.

The 90-year-old president’s picture quickly turned into an internet meme.

 

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Some journalists present at the scene told the Associated Press they were forced to delete their pictures of the incident by Mugabe’s security team.

Mugabe was returning from the 54-nation African Union summit in Addis Ababa.

 

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