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Killer of Cecil the lion should be extradited, Zimbabwe says

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The American dentist who killed Cecil the lion a month ago in Zimbabwe had financed an illegal hunt and should be extradited. PHOTO: REUTERS

The American dentist who killed Cecil the lion a month ago in Zimbabwe had financed an illegal hunt and should be extradited to the southern African nation to face justice, environment minister Oppah Muchinguri said on Friday.

In a news conference, Muchinguri referred to 55-year-old Walter Palmer as a "foreign poacher" and said she understood the Prosecutor-General had started the process to have him extradited from the United States.

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