Jacinda Ardern, the Prime Minister of New Zealand recently made a tearful apology to the family of Grace Millane, a British tourist, who was 22-year-old. She was murdered during a backpacking trip to the country. As of now, a 26-year-old man has been charged with the murder and has appeared in the court.
On Dec. 1, Millane disappeared in Auckland and on Sunday the police found a dead body. The following Monday, at a news conference, New Zealand’s Prime Minister Ardern burst into tears while describing this immense sense of shame and hurt that has happened in the country. She made an emotional statement that beamed that she extends her apology to Grace’s family on behalf of New Zealand. She also added that she is sorry as their daughter could not be safe in the country, as she was supposed to be.
Grace’s brother, Declan Millane, shared a heartfelt collection of her sister’s photographs online, with the lyrics written “You Are My Sunshine.” Millane had graduated this year from the University of Lincoln. The university also paid tribute and expressed its remorse grief by saying that its community was deeply disheartened and shocked by this unbearable loss.