News Zimbabwe has reported that the Hunter of Cecil the Lion will be facing trial November 20th. Theo Bronkhorst, the hunter hired by Walter Palmer, was charged with preventing an illegal hunt by the Zimbabwean court for the death of Cecil the Lion. Bronkhorst tired getting out of this court indictment with an “application” to have his charges dropped which a Hwange magistrate refused.
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While it was not mentioned, we have good reasons to believe this “application” may have been a bribe which is common in a country like Zimbabwe. Just like how Palmer bribed people to cover up his 2006 bear hunt, some would speculate that Bronkhorst may have stuffed some money in his envelope along with his “application”. Should it was a bribe, we need to give the judge credits for turning down a generous bribe from a criminal who’s trying to get himself off the hook. Let’s hope that Bronkhorst will receive his due judgement at the november 20th trial. Prosecutors plan to present the head of Cecil the Lion as evidence against Bronkhorst.
Dont think we have forgotten about Palmer, our activists have reconvened outside this place this week as we continue to put pressure on Walter Palmer for killing Cecil the Lion.