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Bonded By Friendship But Separated By Death

They were friends from school. They graduated as teachers and taught at different schools. For 30 years they kept in touch. That came to an end last weekend when Temesia
12 Jun 2015 09:51
Bonded By Friendship But Separated By Death
Temesia Tuisega’s friend, Nanise Kamikamica (left), and her daughter Frances Kamikamica at their home in Vunisinu Road, Delaivalelevu last night. Inset: Temesia Tusega. Photo: Farisha Ahmed and Litia Cava

They were friends from school. They graduated as teachers and taught at different schools.

For 30 years they kept in touch. That came to an end last weekend when Temesia Tusega, 45, died at CWM Hospital in Suva. He was earlier found lying on Carnavon St in the capital.

His long-time friend Nanise Kamikamica, 44,  called him brother because Mr Tusega was a family friend. Her children called him uncle. He was single. He was a teacher at Kadavu Provincial School. Mrs Kamikamica is a teacher at Yet Sen Primary School in Suva.

While they both came from Cakaudrove they were not blood related.

Mrs Kamikamica said: “I called him brother and he was my children’s uncle.”

“Our relationship was as strong as any blood relationship because we were really close to one another.

“He was my brother’s houseboy and we became good friends since high school.”

Mr Tusega was originally from Savusavu. He was single. His only closest kin, an elder brother resides in Nakasi.

Mrs Kamikamica said Mr Tusega followed her around and they had good memories together.

“Only those memories are left with me and my family now because Tusega has left all of us now for good and he is not returning home.”

Mrs Kamikamica said it was hard for her and her children who were really close to him.

“He was a joyful man, full of life, loving, caring and a humble person,” Mrs Kamikamica said.

“He was a mentor to my children, especially when Tusega took my son to Queen Victoria School.

“My son was motivated by him to excel in education and take part in sports and today my son is playing in Parramatta Eels, Sydney.”

She said the entire family was actually feeling the loss of a most loveable and humble person.

Assistant Commissioner of Police and chief of intelligence and investigation, Henry Brown, said a team had been tasked to conduct enquiries.

“According to post mortem results, the cause of death has been attributed to injuries he sustained.”

The burial of Mr Tusega is expected to take place in Nakasi on Thursday next week as the family awaits some close family members from Savusavu

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