In the heat of the moment, the centre often does not hold as many election campaigns in Africa have faced the unexpected collapse of stages during rallies.
A recent incident occurred in Zimbabwe when the stage, upon which the main opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa stood, collapsed during a rally in Hwange.
The poorly constructed platform with at least 10 party members collapsed, leaving the potential president of Zimbabwe after the July 30 elections fighting to hold his balance.
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The video of the incident has gone viral after they escaped unhurt and laughed over the fall.
There were many other election campaign stage falls across Africa and here are two recent memorable moments.