Cecil hunter Walter Palmer not charged

2015-10-12 16:27
Cecil strolls around in Hwange National Park, in Hwange, Zimbabwe. (Paula French, AP)

Cecil strolls around in Hwange National Park, in Hwange, Zimbabwe. (Paula French, AP)

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Harare - Zimbabwe will not charge an American dentist for killing its most prized lion in July because he had obtained legal authority to conduct the hunt, a cabinet minister said on Monday.

"We approached the police and then the Prosecutor General, and it turned out that [Walter] Palmer came to Zimbabwe because all the papers were in order," Environment Minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri told reporters, saying the American dentist could not be charged.

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