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New chief ends feud

Jone Kalouniviti
Saturday, February 15, 2014

A 40-YEAR-OLD feud ended yesterday with the installation of the new head of the yavusa Tunuloa at Vitogo Village in Lautoka.

The development followed a ruling by the iTaukei Lands Tribunal on Monday.

Installed as head of the clan was 62-year-old Ratu Maciu Botitu Saukuru.

The assistant roko for Lautoka and Yasawa, Serasio Nakasiau, confirmed yesterday that Ratu Maciu was the recognised holder of the title as decided by the three assessors of the tribunal.

"We had sat in at the tribunal on Monday and the decision has been relayed to all," he said.

In a solemn ceremony attended by family members and villagers, Ratu Maciu said the long wait was finally over as the title had returned to its rightful holder.

Ratu Maciu thanked officials for tracing family roots to determine the rightful heads of the various vanua.








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