It changed into absolute self belief a strong day for the family of Lindani Myeni, as his remains arrived in South Africa on Saturday morning, 1 Could 2021.
Myeni’s body touched down at OR Tambo International Airport, by potential of a British Airways flight. It is understanding his remains were transported from Honolulu, Hawaii to Texas then to London’s Heathrow Airport earlier than finally arriving on home soil.
A prayer provider changed into held no longer prolonged after the body arrived. Myeni’s wife Lindsay, sitting alongside her late husband’s relatives, changed into visibly distraught at the proceedings.
KZN MEC slams US for Lindani Myeni’s death
Representing the KwaZulu-Natal govt changed into Social Pattern MEC Nonhlanhla Khoza said the US (US) must restful bury its head in disgrace for Lindani Myeni’s passing.
“You bear gorgeous change into a slaughterhouse of our dusky brothers,” she said.
“We’re imagined to commemorate International Worker’s Day, instead we’re here at Oliver Tambo International Airport to bemoan and mourn the senseless killing of our beacon of hope whose shining light has been extinguished by the brutal palms of policemen”
KZN Social Pattern MEC Nonhlanhla Khoza
Khoza added that Myeni’s death changed into a tragic inditement on Individuals, whose police officers continue killing unarmed dusky males – something which changed into highlighted during the globe again in 2020.
“His smash has, if anything, diminished the little hope that there will more than possible be unexpected commerce in police attitudes after the globally reported smash of George Floyd. For our half as the provincial govt and the nation, we’ll refuse that (Lindani Myeni) becomes but every other statistic in the prolonged list of dusky ladies folk and dusky males who’re murdered by The USA, which is imagined to be the land of the free”
After the provider, Myeni’s body changed into taken to his home province of KZN, the keep he’ll be laid to leisure on Saturday, 8 Could 2021.
While calls mount for justice, prosecutors in Hawaii bear announced plans to begin an independent investigation into Myeni’s fatal shooting and that of a 16 twelve months-used boy, additionally by the palms of Honolulu police.
“I am assigning groups of seasoned prosecutors and investigators to every separate shooting incident involving civilians. They’ve in depth abilities every in the narrate system and the federal system to investigate every of these most modern situations starting with the one in Nuuanu and on Kawakawa,” said prosecutor Steve Alm.