Harare - Up to 27 members of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s security team have reportedly been suspended after failing to help him as he fell at Harare’s main airport.
Sources told The Standard newspaper that the guards were handed their suspension letters on Friday, two days after Mugabe’s tumble, which resulted in a series of memes.
However, a spokesperson in the presidency denied the reports about the suspensions.
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An official told the newspaper Mugabe’s fall was a serious incident and many departments are being investigated.
The Zimbabwe government has tried to downplay the incident, insisting that Mugabe managed to break his fall and blaming the slip-up on a hump in the carpet, Sapa reported.
The incident renewed questions over Mugabe’s health. He has been in power since 1980 and turns 91 this month.