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Chiefs seek forgiveness

Jone Kalouniviti
Friday, February 07, 2014

TUI Vitogo Ratu Viliame Sovasova led a group yesterday to present a matanigasau to Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama.

Accompanying the chief was the Taukei Saqele, Ratu Iliesa Raseru and Taukei Vidilo Ratu Wiliame Bouwalu.

Speaking on behalf of the group Ratu Wiliame said they wanted to seek forgiveness for their past wrong doings against the government.

"We all know how the Tui Vitogo had publicly opposed this government and since then we in the tikina of Vitogo have also not been supported by the government," he said.

"We indigenous Fijians have our own way of traditional protocols to mend our ways, so today we presented two tabua, one was our matanigasau and the other was to show our support for the government."

The prime minister accepted the traditional apology in a private ceremony held behind closed doors after the official opening of the new Fiji National Provident Fund office at Naviti St, Lautoka.





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