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February 5, 2015

Twitter users jab at Zimbabwean president's slip with #MugabeFalls

Netizens poke fun at Mugabe's stumble with memes and jokes.

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, center, falls after addressing supporters upon his return from an African Union meeting in Ethiopia, Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015. (AP)

A stumble from Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe became fodder for internet humourists, while sparking a conversation on the leader's 34 years in office. The 90-year-old leader has ruled Zimbabwe since 1980.

Mugabe, who was appointed chairman of the African Union last week, tripped after finishing a speech in Harare on Wednesday. Twitter users shared memes of the leader with #MugabeFalls, which has been used more than 13,000 times.