Gaborone - Botswana President Ian Khama has received two
stitches in his face after being clawed by a cheetah, local media reported on Monday.
The incident occurred at a Botswana Defence Force barracks
last week, the Sunday Standard reported on its website, quoting government spokesperson
Ramsay said it was a "freak accident, but not an
The cheetah was reportedly being fed in an enclosure close
to where Khama was standing and somehow managed to get its claw to the
Khama was not admitted to hospital, but did receive
treatment. He was seen last week with a plaster on his face.
Ramsay said there were "no real security
implications", adding that because of the minor nature of the injuries the
government had initially decided not to issue a public statement.