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While You Were Sleeping -- Mugabe's Not The Only One

So many world leaders have been caught snoozing in the middle of speeches.

21/09/2017 08:43 SAST | Updated 21/09/2017 08:45 SAST
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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe seen sleeping during U.S President Donald Trump's U.N. address.

The country woke up this morning to news that Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe was caught sleeping during U.S President Donald Trump's United Nations address.

While Mugabe was snoring away, Trump said some explosive things about Africa, and so did President Jacob Zuma; in fact, he might've even missed his son's epic shopping sprees in the Big Apple.

But Mugabe's not the only world leader to have caught up on some sleep while he should've been on the job. Here are a few great sleeps we'll always remember:

That time the Palestinian president slept during a Palestine-Israel summit

Or the Australian prime minister getting so drunk that he slept through a crucial vote

When 'sleepiest' Zuma dozed during his finance minister's budget speech

Or when Trump fell asleep during his own inauguration. Whew.

We're all a little sleep deprived, so sometimes we get it, but truly -- try harder.