29 Oct '15, 12pm

‘Cecil the lion’ trial postponed in #Zimbabwe: judge

‘Cecil the lion’ trial postponed in #Zimbabwe: judge

HWANGE, Zimbabwe (AFP) - The trial of professional Zimbabwean hunter Theo Bronkhorst, who led the expedition that killed Cecil the lion, was postponed on Wednesday until next month after an application from his lawyers. Magistrate Lindiwe Maphosa ordered the trial to reconvene on September 28 to hear the case against Bronkhorst, who has been charged with "failing to prevent an illegal hunt". Bronkhorst, 52, denies any wrongdoing over the hunt in early July when Walter Palmer, a dentist from the US state of Minnesota, paid US$55,000 (S$76,000) to shoot the lion with a bow and arrow. The hunt provoked worldwide outrage after it emerged that Cecil was a well-known attraction among visitors to the Hwange National Park and was wearing a tracking collar as part of an Oxford University research project. "I feel sorry for my client (Palmer). He is a good man. He did nothing wrong,...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/world/africa/cecil-the-lion-t...

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