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Tui Nawaka Passes Away At Age 56

Ratu Asaeli was an aspiring politician and one of the co-founders of the People’s Alliance Party
15 Dec 2021 13:52
Tui Nawaka Passes Away At Age 56
The late Tui Nawaka Ratu Asaeli Driu Naevo.

The vanua of Nawaka is mourning after the passing away of it’s chief, Tui Nawaka Ratu Asaeli Driu Naevo.

Ratu Asaeli died on Monday morning at his residence in Nawaka Village after a short illness. He was 56 years old.

It is understood that under traditional protocols, the news of the death of the Tui Nawaka was being relayed through heralds to other chiefly households before being publicised.

It is likely that the funeral would take place next week. At the age of 48, Ratu Asaeli was traditionally installed as the Momo na Tui Nawaka on December 13, 2014.

The tikina (district) of Nawaka consisting of 12 yavusa (tribe) and the villages include Nawaka, Namulomulo, Vatutu, Yavuna, Tubenasolo, Nagado, Natawa, Vunamoli, Nawaqadamu, Uto, Rararua and Dreke.

Ratu Asaeli was the eighth Tui Nawaka and took over from his predecessor Ratu Manasa Qoro Naevo who passed away in 2013.

He was not married.

Political affiliation

Ratu Asaeli was an aspiring politician and he believed in always being open to ideas for change and development in his community as a whole.

He worked for more than 20 years in the tourism sector and held education and sports in high regard.

On October 11, 2021, Ratu Asaeli was instrumental as one of the co-founders of the People’s Alliance Party together with party leader Sitiveni Rabuka, Tui Nadi Ratu Vuniyani Navuniuci and others gearing to contest the 2022 General Election. He was the co-founder of the Unity Fiji Party alongside party leader Savenaca Narube and Adi Sivia Qoro for the 2018 General Election.

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