29 April 2013

Botswana: President Injured in Cheetah 'Accident'

Cape Town — Botswana President Ian Khama received two stitches in his face after being clawed by a cheetah, according to local media reports.

The Sunday Standard reported that the incident occurred at a Botswana Defence Force barracks, quoting government spokesperson Jeff Ramsay, who described it as a "freak accident, but not an attack".

According to AFP, the cheetah was being fed from its enclosure close to where Khama was standing and somehow managed to get its claw to the president's face.

Khama was not admitted to hospital, and was last seen with a plaster on his face.

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