Senior TimesLIVE video journalist Molyneaux explained the thinking behind the project.
“We went to find out who Lindani was by travelling to his home village in KZN, where we spoke with his friends and family,” he said.
“By using the released police body-camera footage and maps, we detailed exactly how Lindani was shot and killed by police in 2021. It is a strange and tragic story, but we thank Lindani’s loved ones for giving us their time and input. We are happy that we could shed some light on Lindani’s life as a son, friend, rugby player and father.”
Meanwhile, Singh spoke of the challenges the team faced, including speaking to devastated family members.
“It was heartbreaking sitting through a one-hour interview with his widowed wife, Lindsay, as she recalled the final hours building up to his death on April 14 2021,” he said.
“Lindsay told us that when they lived in Denver, Lindani was arrested for just walking down the street. He was a man of African origin in the US, looking to make a difference in a flawed system. The murder of George Floyd at the hands of police just a year earlier had resonated with Lindani and he would often post on social media about how people needed to be treated equally.”
He added: “One cannot condone the attack on any law enforcement officer, but no-one can truly know what inner conflict Lindani was battling during those final minutes of his life.”
The series will now enter the Digital Media Awards Worldwide, which will conclude with a ceremony in Spain in September.
Watch the full series below.