After weeks of no answers in relation to the tragic murder of migrant Lassana Cisse Souleymane in a drive-by shooting in Ħal Far, members of the migrant community, as well as Maltese allies and politicians, gathered at the place of his death to hold a vigil.
Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, ex-President of Malta, was present alongside a number of other politicians
Namely Labour MEP candidate Cyrus Engerer, Alternattiva Demokratika MEP candidate Mina Tolu, former AD leader and current independent candidate Arnold Cassola and Nationalist MEP candidate Michael Briguglio. Coleiro Preca delivered a speech addressing the community and expressing solidarity with them. Following this, Lassane’s friend spoke in his memory and thanked everyone for attending the vigil.
“He’s gone forever, but we can never forget him in our hearts.”
Lassane Cisse, aged 42 and from the Ivory Coast, was shot along with a 22-year-old man from Guinea and a 28-year-old from Gambia nearly three weeks ago.
Lassane had been living in Malta for at least four years, and was a strong member of the Ivorian migrant community here in Malta.