The death of former KwaZulu-Natal rugby player Lindani Myeni in Honolulu, Hawaii, sent shockwaves through South Africa, with his family believing that race played a role in his untimely death. Now, Myeni’s wife has stated that she plans to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit.
The 29-year-old was shot dead by police after they responded to an alleged “burglar in progress“ at a home in Nuuanu. According to IOL, Lindsay Myeni held a press conference at the Union Buildings where she accused police of wrongfully attacking her husband and stated that they did not identify themselves as law enforcement.
She believes that race played a part in the shooting, reports News24.
“The whole burglary story is a lie. Why would he take off his shoes and rob a house? It is sad that black people should live their lives looking over their shoulders.“
Lindsay stated that if the incident had happened to her, she would still be alive. She also said that her husband was shot in an illegal holiday home and not a private residence.
Myeni’s body is expected to arrive at OR Tambo International Airport on Saturday morning.
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