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Mother Mourns Loss Of Worker Son

A Yadua woman of Nadroga yesterday was mourning the loss of her 39-year-old son who is believed to have been sleeping on the road close to their village of Nahigatoka. A
04 Dec 2016 11:22
Mother Mourns Loss Of Worker Son
Mother:Torika Satavu,67 years old with a photo of his three son from left:Alipate Ratudradra Satavu,Rasekaia Satavu,Akariva Satavu. Photo:Litia Tikomailepanoni

A Yadua woman of Nadroga yesterday was mourning the loss of her 39-year-old son who is believed to have been sleeping on the road close to their village of Nahigatoka.

A Fiji Police report said Alipate Satavu was lying on the left lane of the Queens Road when he was bumped by an unknown vehicle. He was pronounced dead after being rushed to the Sigatoka hospital.

Fiji Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said: “An unknown vehicle was heading from Nadi to Sigatoka when it bumped one 39-year-old of Sigatoka Village who was allegedly sleeping across the left lane of the road and believed to have been intoxicated.

“Deceased was rushed to Sigatoka Hospital and was pronounced dead by the doctor in charge.”

Mr Satavu’s mother, Torika Satavu said the sad loss was only lightened for her as she remembered their last moments together.

“The last thing he said to me was ‘Mum I am going to the office to punch out, and please keep my wallet so you can use the money to buy things that are needed for the family’,” she said.

Described by her mother as a kind and thoughtful man, he always made sure that whenever his nieces and nephews were around they would be treated with the best.

“He would always buy food, snacks and share his money with everyone, especially his nieces and nephews, they will surely miss him,” she said.

Mr Satavu is the third eldest out of five siblings. the others are Reapi Satavu, Nanise Satavu, Rasekaia Satavu and Akariva Satavu, who is a former Nadroga rugby player who now resides in New Zealand.

“On Friday night the police came to my house to convey the message. At first I could not believe it, since we had seen each other that afternoon,” Ms Satavu said.

“The post mortem will be done first and we have to wait for his two brothers who are coming from abroad before we make arrangements for his funeral.”

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