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This week social media was abuzz with memes of Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe’s “infamous” fall. I still don’t understand what’s funny about someone falling. Come on, people trip or fall all the time, don’t they?

In African culture, you don’t laugh at elders. It’s basic human courtesy. When someone falls, you help him or her up quickly or soothe him or her. But in social media culture, you create memes comparing a 90-year-old man’s fall to Beyonce’s energetic dance moves, and have a field day laughing.

One would be surprised to learn that the news reports and memes, weren’t done by bored teenagers, but adults who I suspect are right wing extremists.

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