Will Khama investigate De Graaff?

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The Minister of the Environment, Wildlife and Tourism, Tshekedi Khama, has dispatched a team of investigators to probe how lions exported from Botswana under the auspices of his ministry ended up in a canned hunting facility in South Africa.

Khama informed Mmegi that when the Minister of Agriculture, Christiaan de Graaff, made the financial decision to sell what were now his lions, the Department of Wildlife and National Parks (DWNP) assisted by issuing the export permit and finding a facility for the 22 lions.

He said procedurally, they contacted their counterpart ministry in South Africa’s Free State Province as part of due diligence and were assured that the farm to where the lions were destined was free of canned hunting practices.

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