The wife of Lindani Myeni, who was allegedly killed by police in Hawaii, wants to raise her kids in South Africa, saying that America is unsafe for black children.
Lindsay Myeni is looking for answers after the recent killing of her South African husband, Lindani, in Hawaii, allegedly by Honolulu police officers. She has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Honolulu police department, stating that the shooting was race-related.
"The whole burglary story is a lie. Why would [Lindani] take off his shoes and rob a house? It is sad that black people should live their life looking over their shoulders," said Lindsay.
Lindani's remains were flown back to South Africa last week. Speaking to the press at a memorial for her husband in Empangeni, Kwazulu-Natal, Lindsay said she wants to raise her children in South Africa.
"We always wanted flexibility to be in whichever country the kids can prosper most and, right now, I feel like this is the safest country for them. I don't want to raise kids that are considered black in America, where it's clearly not safe," said Lindsay.
"My next steps, honestly, is to get help from the South African government... to get me citizenship so I can stay in my children's home country, without my husband."
She said that neither the US government nor the Honolulu police department has spoken to her. "USA government has not given any support, not even a comment, nothing. The mayor in Honolulu also has no response. He knows the police department are in trouble, so I'm guessing there's not much for him to say without making them look bad."
Earlier, Lindsay had said they moved to Hawaii because they were worried about police violence against black men on the US mainland.
Listen to her statement in the KZN Provincial Gov Twitter feed below for more.