NOTORIOUS bikers of the Black Power gang in New Zealand have released footage of the funeral of their national president.
Powerful videos from the memorial service showed hundreds of members in gang colours performing a haka and a farewell to Whenu ‘Sarge’ McKinnon, who died in early October.
Black Power members could be seen making their gang salute to bid farewell the late boss in Tokoroa, south of Auckland.
The video provides a rare glimpse into how a senior gangster is laid to rest in New Zealand and showed mourners from rival gang Mongrel Mob paying their respects.
While Black Power and the Mongrel Mob share a violent criminal rivalry extending back to the 1960s, McKinnon helped calm relations between the warring gangs in 2018.
‘I no longer see the Mongrel Mob as my enemy. I see you fellas as my brothers,’ he said at the time, according to the New Zealand Herald.
At McKinnon’s funeral mourners clad in Black Power, leather jackets hung out of car windows waving flags donning the gang’s signature fist logo.
As the casket was carried out of the reception and down a corridor of people, grieving members launched into a gut-wrenching haka.