Report by: Felicia Mogoboya
Lindsay Myeni, the wife of the Former KwaZulu-Natal rugby player, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Honolulu police. As the family prepares for the return of the remains of Lindani Myeni, allegedly killed by police in Hawaii. The couple met in South Africa and moved to the United States. According to the reports, Lindsay said Myeni’s shooting was race-related and they shot him because he had a heavy Zulu/English accent and was black man. She also said her husband was shot at a private home, but at an illegal holiday rental.
She believes he was killed because of his race and accent. “It is sad that black people should live their lives looking over their shoulders” Lindsay responded. During the press conference at the Union Buildings, Lindsay Myeni accused police of attacking her husband without identifying themselves as law enforcement. She also said he was defending himself when blinded by a police Maglite. The family said race played a role in how the police approached Myeni. Lindsay said they intended to have the bodycam footage forensically analyzed.
The father of two died earlier this month after he was gunned down by police who responded to a “burglary in progress” call. His body will arrive at OR Tambo International Airport Saturday morning.