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Ratu Tevita Remembered As Leader Who Responded To Some Of Fiji’s Most Challenging Chapters

The legacy he built is larger than the Vanua o Vuda he knew as home, it is larger than the province of Ba he proudly served, indeed it extends across whole of Fiji, PM Bainimarama said ‘The year 2000 was one of the toughest Fiji had ever known, our nation was marred in political turmoil amid that crisis the nation urgently called upon Ratu Tevita Momoedonu to serve his country unselfishly’
06 Dec 2020 17:00
Ratu Tevita Remembered As Leader Who Responded To Some Of Fiji’s Most Challenging Chapters
Na Momo Levu na Tui Vuda Ratu Eparama Kitione Tavaiqia farewells the late Tui Sawaieke Ratu Tevita Momoedonu at Viseisei Village, Lautoka on December 4, 2020. Photo: DEPTFO News

Taukei Sawaieke Ratu Tevita Momoedonu had built a legacy that was larger than his home, vanua, province and areas of service.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama shared this during the funeral service of the late Taukei Sawaieke at Viseisei Village, Lautoka, on Friday. He was laid to rest in a state funeral at the Burenivalu na Sautabu Vakamomo ni Vanua O Vuda.

The large turnout to his funeral attended by family members, Government officials, Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) and RFMF (Naval Division) officers, chiefs and community members were a testament of Ratu Tevita’s 40 years of dedicated service in various sectors.

The Prime Minister said Ratu Tevita was known for his prompt response in Fiji’s most challenging times.

“The year 2000 was one of the toughest Fiji had ever known, our nation was marred in political turmoil amid that crisis the nation urgently called upon Ratu Tevita Momoedonu to serve his country unselfishly,” Mr Bainimarama said.

He said the Taukei Sawaieke invested his life in his community and in any institution he oversaw.

“The legacy he built is larger than the Vanua o Vuda he knew as home, it is larger than the province of Ba he proudly served, indeed it extends across whole of Fiji. Every Fijian owes the nation that they know today to the history Ratu Tevita helped to write.”

Meli Tora in his eulogy said the Taukei Sawaieke was an initiator and a perfectionist.

“His link to the chiefly household of Vunisei where sits the paramount chief for the Vanua o Vuda. We have tried to analyse and summarise all his commitments and sacrifice we have concluded he is aligned to that chiefly movement and he has tried his very best to upkeep his ethics and his morals,” he said.

Ratu Tevita is survived by his wife, Kolora Nasaubuli Momoedonu, children Ela Waite Momoedonu, Inoke Turuva Momoedonu, Tevita Namuira Momoedonu, Sairusi Momoedonu, 26 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

 

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