Black Americans looting shops in protest of George Floyd’s death: Live Vid. On May 25, 2020, George Floyd, an African-American man, died in Powderhorn, a neighbourhood south of downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota.
While Floyd was handcuffed and lying face down on a city street during an arrest, Derek Chauvin, a white Minneapolis police officer, kept his knee on the right side of Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds; according to the criminal complaint against Chauvin, 2 minutes and 53 seconds of that time occurred after Floyd became unresponsive.
Officers Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng, and Thomas K. Lane participated in Floyd’s arrest, with Kueng holding Floyd’s back, Lane holding his legs, and Thao looking on as he stood nearby.
Preliminary results from the official autopsy found no indication that Floyd died of strangulation or traumatic asphyxia, but that the combined effects of being restrained, underlying health conditions, including coronary artery disease and hypertensive heart disease, and potential intoxicants in his system likely contributed to his death. Attorneys for Floyd’s family announced that they have requested an independent autopsy.
Source – MbareTimes
In other news – Dark future for Zimbabweans in SA and Botswana
Dark future for Zimbabweans in SA and Botswana. In 2019, data from Statistics South Africa and the United Nations showed that the number of migrants from Zimbabwe living in South Africa was about one million, while thousands are based in Botswana. Botswana has already passed a law which comes into effect tomorrow where a number of business sectors have been reserved for locals only.
Thousands of Zimbabweans employed and running companies in neighbouring countries could find the going tough after the countries started promulgating laws that put their nationals first in terms of…continue reading.