A monkey urinated on Zambian President Rupiah Banda Wednesday as he spoke to journalists outside his State House offices.

The president softly shouted: "You have urinated on my jacket," and paused as he looked up to see the animal playing in a tree just above his chair.

"I will give this monkey for lunch to Mr. Sata," he joked, referring to opposition leader Michael Sata, who Banda defeated in last year's elections.

"Perhaps these are blessings," he said continuing his address amid laughter from the audience of journalists and diplomats.

Several monkeys play around the grounds of Banda's residence and his office. There are also many species of antelope and birds in the State House grounds in capital city Lusaka.

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