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Final Goodbyes To Our Former Prime Minister

The funeral entourage arrived to an overcast Vanuabalavu Airport. Heavy rain did not deter hundreds of people from attending the funeral service. He was entombed at Mavana.
30 Apr 2020 15:04
Final Goodbyes To Our Former Prime Minister
Pallbearers carry the casket of the late former Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase at the Vanuabalavu Airport on their way to Mavana Village. Photo: MaiTV

For the last time, Leba Qarase travelled back to Mavana village, Vanuabalavu, accompanying the body of her late husband, Laisenia Qarase.

Before departing Nausori Airport, hundreds lined the Suva-Nausori corridor to pay their final respects to the former Prime Minister and Tui Kobuca.

The funeral entourage arrived to an overcast Vanuabalavu Airport. Heavy rain did not deter hundreds of people from attending the funeral service.  He was entombed at Mavana.

The late Mr Qarase was described by many at the funeral as a humble, kind, wise and loving man.

Ni Sa Moce Mada Laisenia Qarase..... A Police officer salutes the funeral cortege of Laisenia Qarase at the Samabula junction in Suva as it made its way to the Nausori International Airport on April 29, 2020. The former Prime Minister was laid to rest on his island in Vanuabalavu. Photo: Police Media Cell

Ni Sa Moce Mada Laisenia Qarase….. A Police officer salutes the funeral cortege of Laisenia Qarase at the Samabula junction in Suva as it made its way to the Nausori International Airport on April 29, 2020. The former Prime Minister was laid to rest on his island in Vanuabalavu. Photo: Police Media Cell

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