Agence France-PresseApril 29, 2013 08:15
Botswana's President Ian Khama has received two stitches in his face after being clawed by a cheetah, a government spokesman said Monday.
The incident occurred at a Botswana Defence Force barracks last week, spokesman Jeff Ramsay told AFP.
"He was scratched by a cheetah last week but not really attacked per se," Ramsay said.
The cheetah was being fed in an enclosure close to where Khama was standing, became excited and somehow managed to get its claw across the president's face.
Khama, 60, was not admitted to hospital, but did receive treatment.