Nasautoka chief, Ratu Semi, dies

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Nasautoka Vil­lage chief in Wainibuka, Ratu Semi Seru­vakula has died. This was con­firmed to the Fiji Sun yes­ter­day by the chair­per­son of the Tailevu Pro­vin­cial Coun­cil Ru­si­ate Tu­dravu. He said the funeral would be held at Nasautoka vil­lage next week. They were yet to con­firm the date.

Ratu Semi served as As­sis­tant Min­is­ter for In­ter­nal Af­fairs in the in­terim Cab­i­net formed by Laise­nia Qarase in the wake of the 2000 coup. He held of­fice un­til an elected gov­ern­ment took power in Septem­ber 2001. He was a lec­turer at the former Nas­inu Teach­ers Col­lege (NTC) in Nas­inu, now the Fiji Na­tional Univer­sity cam­pus.

The late Ratu Semi was also prom­i­nent in rugby, in­clud­ing ref­er­ee­ing.

He is the fa­ther of Fiji Air­ways Drua Head coach Senirusi Seru­vakula. An­other son, Vil­iame Seru­vakula, who was a Lieu­tenant-Colonel in the Repub­lic of Fiji Mil­i­tary Forces re­signed from the mil­i­tary in early 2006 to take up a post with the Peace and Se­cu­rity di­vi­sion of the United Na­tions.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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