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People protest as the remains of the late South African rugby player Lindani Myeni arrived at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, May 1, 2021.

Still No Clear Answers Around Lindani Myeni's Murder

Lindani Myeni's remains have finally landed in South Africa following the former rugby player's gruesome murder by Honolulu police on April 14. The recently released 911 call recordings revealed more astounding details around his death.

The bodily remains of slain former South African rugby player Lindani Myeni landed on South African soil on Saturday, May 1. The 29-year-old husband and father of two arrived to a heartbreaking scene at the O.R Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. In a strong message directed at the Honolulu police, his widow Lindsey Myeni, once again, called for justice to be meted out. Meanwhile, the recently released 911 call tapes revealed more details that lead to Myeni's death.

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

The tapes expose the shocking circumstances that led to Myeni's death. The woman who made the 911 call can be heard complaining about Myeni. When asked if Myeni is armed, she confirmed that he was not. She also speculated that he was 30 years old, a detail that she would not have known without interacting with Myeni. The call reveals that the deceased engaged with the caller, introduced himself and told her he was from South Africa. The 911 responder then enquires about his race and the caller confirms that he is Black. Furthermore, the caller claims that a burglary was taking place, yet Myeni was found standing barefoot outside his car. Myeni's family lawyer Jim Bickerton stated that the police's bodycam tapes showed that Myeni rightfully fought in self-defence as the police had not identified themselves.

According to SowetanLIVE, the KwaZulu-Natal provincial government said it received no cooperation from the Honolulu Police Department (HPD) on the matter. KwaZulu-Natal premier Sihle Zikalala raised his concerns around the HPD not treating the murder as seriously as they should. Their response, or lack thereof, has cemented the fact that Black bodies mean nothing in America despite civil movements like #BlackLivesMatter.

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Myeni was gunned down on April 14, just a stone's throw away from where he lived with his wife and two children. He will be buried on Saturday, May 8 in his hometown of eSikhawini in Richards Bay, Kwa-Zulu Natal. Bickerton confirmed that a lawsuit has been opened against the Honolulu Police Department after they stalled on releasing Myeni's cellphone and relevant case files. None of the police officers have been arrested.

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Reekado Banks Recalls The Carnage of The #EndSARS Protests In Single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

The Nigerian singer pays his respects to those lost during last year's #EndSARS protests.

Nigerian singer and songwriter Reekado Banks is back with a track that is as socially important as it is a banger. It seems fitting for the singer's first solo release of the year to be a tribute to his fellow countrypeople fighting for a country that they all wish to live in. The 27-year-old Afrobeats crooner has returned with endearing track 'Ozumba Mbadiwe', honoring the one-year anniversary of the #EndSARS protests that saw the Nigerian government authorize an onslaught of attacks on Nigerian citizens for their anti-government demonstrations.

The protests took the world by storm, additionally because the Nigerian government insists that none of the police brutality happened. In an attempt to gaslight the globe, Nigerian officials have come out to hoards to deny any and all accusations of unlawfully killing peaceful protesters. Banks mentions the absurd denials in the track, singing "October 20, 2020 something happened with the government, they think say we forget," in the second verse. Reekado's reflective lyrics blend smoothly and are supported by the upbeat, effortless Afrobeat rhythm.

In another reflective shoutout to his home, 'Ozumba Mbadiwe' is named after a popular expressway on Lagos Island that leads to the infamous Lekki Toll Gate where protesters were shot at, traumatized, and murdered. Although packed with conscious references, the P.Priime produced track is a perfect amalgamation of the talents that Reekado Banks has to offer; a wispy opening verse, a hook to kill, and an ethereal aura to mark this as a song as a hit. On "Ozumba Mbadiwe," all the elements align for Reekado's signature unsinkable sound to take flight.

Check out Reekado Bank's lyric video for his single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

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