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Woman braves the heat, walks five hours to cast vote

Repeka Nasiko
Friday, September 05, 2014

A 68-year-old Ra widow braved the scorching heat and walked five hours just to cast her vote and honour her late husband.

Sulita Muanikoro said she walked from her home in Nauria to Nasukamai Village in the Nasau District of Ra where pre-poling was held on Wednesday.

"My husband was someone who always cared about who was in government," she said.

"He was someone who was dedicated to the community and to leaders as well.

"So when the opportunity came to choose who he wanted in government, he always voted.

"I'm just here to honour his memory and what he believed in."

Mrs Muanikoro was among the many villagers from Nauria who walked several miles to the polling station during the first day of pre-polling.





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