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Tui Wainunu Dies In Labasa

The Tui Wainunu, Ratu Orisi Baleitavea, has died. Ratu Orisi, 62, died at his Labasa home on Thursday after a short illness. Because of traditional protocol the Vanua of Wainunu
30 Sep 2017 11:33
Tui Wainunu Dies In Labasa
Tui Wainunu Ratu Orisi Baleitavea speaking during the Bua Provincil Council meeting. Photo:SHRATIKA SINGH

The Tui Wainunu, Ratu Orisi Baleitavea, has died.

Ratu Orisi, 62, died at his Labasa home on Thursday after a short illness.

Because of traditional protocol the Vanua of Wainunu in Bua, Vanua Levu, had yet to be traditionally informed as of yesterday.

When the Fiji Sun visited the family in Labasa they said they were not ready to make any public statement.

Ratu Orisi is expected to be laid to rest next week in Bua.

He was a regular visitor to the Fiji Sun newsroom in Labasa.

He would go there to read the Fiji Sun and talk to the journalists every week over a cup of tea or coffee.

Whenever he returned from his village, or from long trips or while passing through the Babasiga Town, he would make sure to call in at the Fiji Sun office.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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