- The body of Durban rugby play Lindani Myeni has returned to South Africa
- Myeni had been shot and killed by Honolulu police in Hawaii after a 911 call was placed
- The family of Myeni will take his body to his birthplace in KwaZulu-Natal to be buried
The body of Lindani Myeni has arrived in South Africa. The Durban rugby player was shot and killed by Honolulu police.
His body had returned home and will be buried in KwaZulu-Natal. His family will take transport his body back to his birthplace.
The recording of the 911 call made before Myeni's death has been released and according to eNCA the female caller said that Myeni was not armed and was calm.
"Today the ANCYL joined Lindani Myeni's family and friends as they received his body.
The ANCYL is committed to supporting the Myeni family and ensuring that their pursuit of justice is realized!"
The widow of Myeni has filed a wrongful death lawsuit. The father of two died earlier this month after he was gunned down by police who responded to a “burglary in progress” call.
During a press conference at the Union Buildings this week, Lindsay Myeni accused police of attacking her husband without identifying themselves as law enforcement.
"They (the police) abused their rights and shot him dead because he had a heavy Zulu/English accent and was a black man." says Lindsay.
Earlier, Briefly News reported that 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.
In other news, 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.
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