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Economic Freedom Fighters KwaZulu-Natal statement on murder of a South African citizen in Hawaii

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Economic Freedom Fighters KwaZulu-Natal statement on murder of a South African citizen in Hawaii

16th April 2021

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The Economic Freedom Fighters in KwaZulu-Natal notes with outrage the senseless killing of Richards Bay's Esikhaleni resident Mr Lindani Myeni (29) who was shot to death by three white US police officers outside his residence in Nuuanu in Hawaii on Wednesday night.

While we note that the so called HPP officers were responding to a burglary report at a home in Nuuanu, it is even more infuriating to note that the United States continues with applying corvet racism on Black people by continuously stereotyping them as possessing criminal elements , as the report alleges that there was a suspiciously looking man who was sitting in the car. It is also worrying to note that this incident happens amid an ongoing murder trial of Mr George Flyod who was killed at the hands of the state in May last year. To date more Black people have since died at the hands of white police officers in the US, with research published by Statista Research Department indicating that within the first three months of 2021 there has been an increase in the rate of fatal police shootings amongst Black Americans and it is higher than any other ethnicity.

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While there has since been many versions to the story, we are also aware that while Myeni might not have had a criminal record, he had been arrested more than three times which we know was done on the basis of his skin colour. We therefore call upon the Department of Internal Relations to intervene by making sure that justice prevails as many South Africans continue to die at the hands of White extremists. We further call upon international communities and movements to join us as we call for #JusticeForLindaniMyeni.

 

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