The wife of slain Lindani Myeni says she doesn’t want to raise her children in the United States of America, as she believes the country is not safe for black children.
Lindsay Myeni said this while speaking to the media at the memorial service for her husband in Empangeni, KwaZulu Natal on Thursday.
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.
“We always wanted flexibility to be in whichever country the kids can prosper most and right now, I feel like this (South Africa) is the safest country for them.
“I don’t want to raise kids that are considered black in America, where clearly, it’s not safe,” said Lindsay.
Watch the video below as Lindsay speaks
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Lindsay said she planned to bring her children to South Africa.
“My next step, honestly, I need government to help to get me citizenship so I can stay in my children’s country, without my husband.
“People think when you’re married, citizenship to each other’s country is automatic, but citizenship to each other’s country takes about 5 years,” she said.
Myeni’s body was repatriated back to South Africa on Saturday. His funeral was set to take place this coming Saturday.