Cecil the Lion: Zimbabwe seeks US dentist's extradition over prized lion killing
Published 31/07/2015 | 11:22
Extradition is being sought for the American dentist who killed Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe, the country's wildlife minister has said.
Oppah Muchinguri, environment, water and climate minister, said that the government wanted him tried in Zimbabwe "because he violated our laws".
The minister added: "Police should take the first step to approach the prosecutor general who will approach the Americans. The processes have already started.
"Unfortunately it was too late to apprehend the foreign poacher as he had already absconded to his country of origin.
"We are appealing to the responsible authorities for his extradition to Zimbabwe so that he be made accountable."
American hunter Walter James Palmer has previously issued a statement saying he relied on his guides to ensure the hunt was legal.