Lindsay Myeni, the wife of Lindani Myeni, a KZN born rugby player who was shot dead in Hawaii on Wednesday night is demanding justice for her husband.
The 29-year-old Myeni was shot multiple times by Honolulu police, after a suspected burglary. He succumbed to the gunshot wounds.
LINDSAY MYENI WANTS JUSTICE FOR HER HUSBAND
In a Facebook post, Lindsay said that her husband, Lindani went for a drive to clear his mind after a fun family day.
“I called and he said he was on his way home at 19:52. By 20:00 cops had shot him four times. How can you justify that? What happened in 18 minutes? What do I tell my babies when they cry for him? Lindsay asked.
“We need justice. They must release the body cams and show us what happened. Why are three trained officers afraid of one unarmed man? They just left me a widow at 29 with two babies in diapers, you gotta be f**** kidding me,” Lindsay wrote.
KZN RUGBY PLAYER SHOT DEAD IN HAWAII
According to Hawaii News Now, Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard said on Thursday, that the reason police officers fatally shot a man in Nuuanu was clear: He was putting their lives in jeopardy.
Police were called to the home on Coelho Way when residents claimed the suspect , identified by family as 29-year-old Lindani Myeni walked into their home, removed his shoes, and started talking to them. Honolulu Police Department said he had no weapons and no criminal record.
Ballard said when officers arrived, he charged them and repeatedly punched them, and a Taser failed to stop him. The officers shot the suspect multiple times, Ballard said, after he repeatedly punched officers, including one who sustained multiple facial fractures and a concussion.
Ballard said that the incident had nothing to do with his race. “It had to do with behaviour and the fact that this person seriously injured the officers and their lives were in jeopardy,” Ballard said.
WATCH: BODY CAM FOOTAGE OF LINDANI MYENI SHOOTING
The video below contains graphic content.
LINDANI MYENI: ‘A NOBLE, LOVING AND CARING MAN’
Myeni was described by his wife as a noble man who was too good for this world. “He has my heart; I will never find a perfect love like him. He was indescribable. He’d grown into a noble man, righteous, but not self-righteous. Loving and wise, he was too good for this broken world,” Lindsay wrote.