Monday, 23 September 2019
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Press release: Trial for alleged attacker of Nhlanhla Dlamini to take place September 17–19

KJIPUKTUK (Halifax) (Stolen Land of the Mi’kmaq and Falsely Promised Land of African Nova Scotians)

September 17th, 18th and 19th are the dates set aside for the trial of Shawn Wade Hynes, employed with PQ Properties Limited of New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, the person that allegedly brutally shot and almost killed Nhlanhla Dlamini with a high velocity nail gun on September 19, 2018,

Many in the African Nova Scotian Community including allies and myself strongly believe there have been many mistakes made in investigating this case and still others in the laying of appropriate charges. The charges should have been Attempt Murder/Hate Crime, especially where the alleged actions of the perpetrator are that of White Supremacy. 

As the Caucasian Media are aware, on September 19, 2018, after days of racist bullying, taunts and slights, young Nhlanhla Dlamini was allegedly deliberately shot.

21-year-old Nhlanhla (22 now), who is of African descent, sustained a punctured lung that required emergency surgery and reduced his lung capacity by three percent. This injury could easily have resulted in death.  As you are well aware, Persons of African Descent are under attack worldwide.

Lived experience confirms the entrenched racism, intolerance and injustice within the criminal justice system that African Nova Scotian are forced to endure while privilege allows Caucasians to walk through iron, if they ever go to court in the first place. Hate Crimes against Persons of African Descent are escalating rapidly in Canada and indeed Nova Scotia while authorities are failing to take a strong public stand against these intolerant actions.

The Core Group of African Nova Scotians (CGANS) and allies across the Province of Nova Scotia are demanding justice in this case. After 540 years on 1st Nation Soil now called Canada, and many African Nova Scotians having fought and died for this country, one would think African Nova Scotians deserve Justice.

For more perspective contact Mr. Raymond Sheppard raymondsheppard@eastlink.ca

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