The president is not smiling at all. 27 members of the presidential security and advance team who seemed immobilized as 90-year-old Mugabe tripped and tumbled have been suspended. The guards were handed their suspension letters on Friday. .
The security failed to follow Rule Number 3 of their training manual which outlined the distance they should keep from the President. It is protocol that the immediate proximity is, at most, 3 meters from the President. .
They are the bullet takers and in cases where he falls they are supposed to hold him either by the arm or by the shoulder and should never take their eyes off him. He went on to touch the ground on all fours. .