As the excitement over President Mugabe’s embarrassing boob when he fell off stairs yesterday continues to spiral out of control, State Media apparatus are at pains to cope with damage control.
The Internet has exploded with a myriad of memes mocking the President’s fall courtesy of Photoshop gurus.
The Herald captioned the headline, President in carpert mishap and the article had be to be done by the Editor while, Information Minister Professor Jonathan Moyo denied that the President fell.
The blame has been shifted to the carpet, which was described as so ‘badly laid out’ that even Jesus would have tripped!
“The misrepresentations and morbid celebrations of the incident by malcontents is the real news here and not the alleged fall as there was none,” said the Professor Moyo.
‘’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. I repeat that the President managed to break the fall.
‘’Nobody has shown any evidence of the President having fallen down because that did not happen. The hump on which the President tripped was formed by two pieces of the carpet which apparently had not been laid out properly where they joined.
And to be honest with you, even Jesus, let alone you, would have also tripped in that kind of situation. 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,” he said.
The spin doctors went on to cite various similar high profile cases.
Meanwhile rights groups have decried the high-handedness displayed by President Robert Mugabe’s security staff who on Wednesday forced photographers to delete pictures of the 91 year-old leader tumbling from the stairs of a Harare International Airport podium.