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‘My Nephew Was There For Others’

The uncle of the late Seru Rabeni said he was a man who cared not only for his family but others as well. Jone Nabou said he had lots of
20 Mar 2016 09:48
‘My Nephew Was There For Others’

The uncle of the late Seru Rabeni said he was a man who cared not only for his family but others as well.

Jone Nabou said he had lots of fond memories of his nephew who was finally laid to rest at the Nasinu Cemetery yesterday.

“Rabeni was someone who was not only hardworking in making a career for himself but also he looked after those in the village, as well,” he said.

“Seru also wanted a better future for them. He brought them to Suva and had them staying with him. He footed the bills and looked for their schools or jobs.”

Nabou indicated that Rabeni was the brains behind the formation of the Nasolo Young Boys.

“He brought these talented young boys from the village to Suva. He put them to school and most of them are now working and earning money. This was because of Seru as he created opportunities for those he saw had the potential and needed someone to provide that chance for them. That was one thing I admired him about.”

Nabou said he was a senior student at Ratu Kadavulevu School when Rabeni joined the school.

“He always respected his peers and what I found out is that he would always address those close to him as uncle or aunty even if they are younger than him. He treated everyone with respect.”

Nabou said the last time he met Rabeni was at Nausori Town, a month ago.

“I thought he was away overseas and I was really excited to see him. We talked and comparing that excitement a month ago to now, I am just deeply saddened,” he added.

 



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