Mosese wanted to be a pastor

The coffin of the late Mosese Mamafainoa Buka Duikoro lies in church during the funeral service today. Picture: JONA KONATACI

HUNDREDS gathered at the Kinoya Methodist Church this morning for the funeral service and also to farewell Mosese Mamafainoa Buka Duikoro.

The late Mosese was the second drowning victim in the Sigatoka river on June 17 while trying to rescue another friend.

His friend Laisenia Lomavatu was laid to rest last week.

The two friends were enjoying an afternoon swim when they heard the call for help from another friend. They responded, and met their deaths.

Mosese’s uncle, Malakai Vakamalei while delivering is eulogy said the 20-year-old wanted to become pastor.

“Mosese wanted to become a pastor and had plans to join the Pacific Theological College this year,” Mr Vakamalei said.

Mosese was a former student of Queen Victoria School and the team leader of the Tailevu Zone for Scripture Union in Schools (SUIS) Fiji.

Chairman of SUIS, Sitiveni Kalou described Mosese as a humble person who was always putting other first.

“He was very persistent and always put others needs before his,” Mr Kalou said.  He was finally laid to rest at the Suva cemetery.

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