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Fijian Killed In Christchurch Aspired to Build Retirement Home in Nadi

Faiz Ali, 33, of Armagh Street, Christchurch, was allegedly murdered by a man known to him.
23 Feb 2021 10:31
Fijian Killed In Christchurch Aspired to Build Retirement Home in Nadi
Tashlim Ali at his home in Sabeto, Nadi, on February 22, 2021, holding a picture of his brother, the late Faiz Ali. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

The Fijian who died in Christchurch, New Zealand, from allegedly being hit several times by a hammer on Sunday, once aspired to build a retirement home in Nadi.

Faiz Ali, 33, of Armagh Street, Christchurch, was allegedly murdered by a man known to him.

The man fronted the Christchurch District Court and was granted interim name suppression and remanded in custody to appear in the High Court at Christchurch on March 14

Speaking at his home in Nadi yesterday, Mr Ali’s brother, Tashlim Ali said the tragedy had become a double blow for them.

“We are supposed to complete our daily evening prayer for our father on Saturday,” Tashlim said.

“Now we have to extend for another 40 days for my younger brother. It is a big loss.”

The victim is said to be a divorcee and had two children.

He worked as a hairdresser at Namaka before moving to New Zealand seven years ago. He worked as a manager at the Krazy Price Mart, Philipstown.

Tashlim still held their childhood memories close to his heart.

“He once said to work hard and built his retirement home in Nadi.

“When we were in primary school our father bought us a brush cutter and we would cut neighbours’ grass and bring the income for our families need.

“Growing up, he and I loved playing football.”

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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