Shine A Light

Shine A Light: Sex Crimes Preying Pastor

Waisake Tulavu’s five-year-old daughter ran and embraced him, oblivious to what had just transpired inside the High Court in Suva.
24 Oct 2020 10:36
Shine A Light: Sex Crimes Preying Pastor
What’s left of Waisake Tulavu’s former home at Nasalia Village in Naitasiri. Photo: Ivamere Nataro

For the next 16 years, she will grow up without her father around. There will be no celebration of milestones and birthdays. Just a lot of questions about the sins of her father.

Yesterday, on his way to hear of his fate, Tulavu, 48, looked calm, cool and collected, but with a slight grin. Perhaps he was hopeful that the God he served unselfishly for the most part of his life will be merciful.

But the evidence laid out in court spoke of a man with a warped mind – a man who abused his authority to rape women.

The offences were committed between May 11 to September 15, 2018. But throughout the trial, Tulavu maintained he was innocent. He had pleaded “not guilty” to all charges. He did not seem remorseful either.

Tulavu headed the Agape Healing Ministry based at Cunningham stage 1 .to read his full story, subscribe to our e-edition. You can only pay $1 through Vodafone’s MPAiSA platform.

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