- A close friend of the South African rugby player who was killed in Hawaii, Lindani Myeni, has started a crowdfunding campaign for him
- According to the page, the family is trying to raise funds to bring the body and family of Myeni back to South Africa
- The funding page has already received overwhelming support from people all over the world who have already contributed a whopping R200k
A close friend of Lindani Myeni's recently started a GoFundMe campaign in order to raise money to bring Myeni back home to South Africa. On the page, the young man describes Myeni as gentle, strong and healthy. He also appeals to people to offer what they can to get Myeni and his family to SA.
Briefly News earlier reported Lindani Myeni had been shot and killed by American police officers in Hawaii, where he lived with his wife and two kids, last Wednesday.
Social media users are demanding #JusticeForLindaniMyeni. The reports that the rugby player attacked police officers and drove them to use deadly force were met with disbelief by those who knew him.
"We are fundraising to cover his transportation back home to South Africa, funeral costs and legal fees involved in the family's plight to uncover the circumstances surrounding his death. Help us find justice for this family man and prominent leader of the community.
"Please re-post and tweet the City of Honolulu until they release body cams and all evidence to the public. We sincerely thank you in advance!" read part of the statement on the GoFundMe page.
Many kind donors shared thoughtful words:
Melinda Momoki said:
"No words can express the sorrow of the loss of a husband and father, prayers for you and your Keiki's."
Kathryn Shawhan said:
"This never should have happened. May his wife, children and family find comfort, healing and peace on this challenging journey. Me ke Aloha from the Mathis-Shawhan family."
Bethany Smith said:
"We are grieving with you. My heart breaks for the life of Lindani and the sweet family that lost him. Praying for this family, for peace, for truth and justice. Sending love."
Briefly News earlier reported that the lawyer representing the family of Lindani Myeni want the Honolulu Police Department in Hawaii to release all the information relating to the case. The prominent lawyer believes that the police are withholding critical information.
Jim Bickerton, the legal representative, believes the police have only chosen to release a small part of the body cam footage. The SABC reported that Bickerton also wants the 911 tapes in addition to the complete bodycam footage.
"The US lawyer representing the family of late Lindani Myeni is asking for the release of the 911 tapes and bodycam footage that precedes what the Honolulu Police Department has chosen to release. #sabcnews"
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