The government of Zimbabwe has downplayed reports of a tumble by President Robert Mugabe while attending a summit in India earlier this week. President Mugabe was seen falling in New Delhi as he stepped up a podium, prompting the brief intervention of the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi who attempted to steady him.
It was his second fall this year.
Mugabe was attending the India-Africa Summit with other African heads of state this week and was seen in the official group photograph at the end of the event.
Speaking to The Herald on Saturday, government spokesman George Charamba described 91 year old Mugabe’s latest fall as a minor incident.
He assured Zimbabweans that their president was as fit as a fiddle and that his detractors have nothing credible to feast their mouths on but minor incidents that serve no purpose. “President Mugabe is well and has accomplished his mission,” Charamba said.