The wife of the late Lindani Myeni on Saturday paid a moving tribute to her husband, as she shared fond memories of his strength, bravery, and personality.
“You don’t know how good a man Lindani was. You don’t know how giving he was, how funny he was and how if he was coming in right now, he’d be coming in barefoot, singing.
“He always arrived barefoot, singing. You know, he was just so many things to so many people that you can’t describe him or fill a spot.
“You can’t describe Lindani but to me, he was my home, he was my safety,” EWN quoted Lindsay Myeni as saying during an emotionally charged funeral of the slain former rugby player on Saturday in Empangeni, KwaZulu-Natal.
She said Myeni’s death sent shockwaves across the world, uniting people in condemning the hostility displayed by the Honolulu police in killing him.
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USA’s politics of domination and racially motivated exclusions
Myeni, 29, died in hospital after being shot by police officers responding to a “burglary in progress” at a home in Nuuanu, Hawaii last month.
Myeni’s body was repatriated back to South Africa on Saturday, May 1.
Speaking at the same event, KwaZulu-Natal Transport, Community Safety and Liaison MEC Neliswa Peggy Nkonyeni criticised the United States as a nation that “promises big dreams in appearance, but in essence has racial categories for those dreams”, according to Times Live.
She said the US police did not only kill a father, son, an uncle, a brother, an exceptional sportsman, but they also killed a cultural activist.
“The death of Lindani Myeni must not be seen as just another isolated racist and systemic incident, it should be viewed within the context of the USA’s politics of domination and racially motivated exclusions, an unwritten policy that criminalises blackness,” said Nkonyeni.