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Slain former South African rugby player Lindani Myeni's body is set to arrive in South Africa on Friday, April 30.

Lindani Myeni's Remains To Be Repatriated to South Africa on Freedom Day

American officials have reportedly released the body of former South African rugby player Lindani Myeni, who was shot dead in an alleged case of police brutality in Hawaii.

The family of slain Lindani Myeni, a former rugby player, has confirmed that his body will arrive in South Africa on Friday, April 30. The news comes after his untimely death in Hawaii following an altercation on April 14, where police responded to a neighbour's call about Myeni being a "dangerous burglar". South Africa's Kwa-Zulu Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala, where Myeni originates, confirmed that the American Consul-General in Miami had promised to release his body two weeks after his death.

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According to News24, Myeni's body will reportedly leave American soil this Tuesday, April 27 — South Africa's Freedom Day — and will arrive at O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg on Friday, April 30. The deceased will then be transported to his hometown of eSikhawini in Richards Bay, Kwa-Zulu Natal. Zikalala went on to call out the callous nature of Myeni's death during a media briefing:

"As a province, we are saddened that one of our own countrymen has been caught up in the ongoing spate of attacks by law enforcements authorites which are apparently targeted at Black people in the United States. This objectionable behaviour should be condemned. Investigations must be thoroughly conducted, and no stone left unturned. Justice must be served in this case..."

According to IOL, the family had approached the South African government to assist with repatriation costs. The deceased's wife Lindsey Myeni had already started a crowdfunding page to help raise funds. To date, the fund has raised R400 000.

The 29-year-old father of two was a former provincial rugby player for the Durban-based Jaguars Rugby Club. His wife is an American citizen, and they had recently moved to Hawaii where they planned to sort out his citizenship. He was still relatively new to the area, Myeni's wife shared, adding that the altercation with the police was merely a case of cultural difference.

Friends, family and former team members have described Myeni as charming, friendly and a gentle giant. His family has vowed to use the funds raised for lawyer fees and investigations surrounding his death.


Sarkodie Is Not Feeling Any Pressure

The elite Ghanaian rapper affirms his king status with this seventh studio album, No Pressure.

Sarkodie is one of the most successful African rappers of all time. With over ten years of industry presence under his belt, there's no question about his prowess or skin in the game. Not only is he a pioneer of African hip-hop, he's also the most decorated African rapper, having received over 100 awards from close to 200 nominations over the span of his career.

What else does Sarkodie have to prove? For someone who has reached and stayed at the pinnacle of hip-hop for more than a decade, he's done it all. But despite that, he's still embracing new growth. One can tell just by listening to his latest album, No Pressure, Sarkodie's seventh studio album, and the follow-up to 2019's Black Love which brought us some of the Ghanaian star's best music so far. King Sark may be as big as it gets, but the scope of his music is still evolving.

Sonically, No Pressure is predominantly hip-hop, with the first ten tracks offering different blends of rap topped off with a handful of afrobeats and, finally, being crowned at the end with a gospel hip-hop cut featuring Ghanaian singer MOG. As far as the features go, Sark is known for collaborating mostly with his African peers but this time around he branches out further to feature a number of guests from around the world. Wale, Vic Mensa, and Giggs, the crème de la crème of rap in America and the UK respectively all make appearances, as well as Nigeria's Oxlade, South Africa's Cassper Nyovest, and his fellow Ghanaian artists Darkovibes and Kwesi Arthur.

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