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Zimbabwe’s Information Minister Is The World’s WORST Press Secretary: ‘What Lion?’

Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger
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How dumb can a government press person get?

Before you start making Marie Harf jokes, there’s someone who really deserves your ridicule and it is Prisca Mupfumira, Zimbabwe’s “acting” information minister.

Mupfumira (pronounced Mupfoomeerah) appears to have no earthly idea that Cecil the lion died this week after a dentist paid guides $50,000 to accidentally lure the animal out of its protected game preserve so he could shoot it with a bow and arrow.

As reported by Reuters, “What lion?” he asked, when asked about the lion whose death made ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel cry on air.

While American social media loses its mind over the lion, and conservatives accuse liberals of caring more about lions than the babies being killed by Planned Parenthood, Reuters reports that Zimbabe so far has no comment on Cecil.