Ro Teimumu: Ratu David’s passing a tragic loss to family; great loss to Fiji

Ratu David-George Leonard Toganivalu. Picture: SUPPLIED

The head of the Burebasaga confederacy, Marama na Roko Tui Dreketi Ro Teimumu Kepa, has lamented the passing of acting Director of Public Prosecutions Ratu David-George Toganivalu.

In a condolence message to Ratu David’s mother Adi Davila Toganivalu – posted on her social media Facebook account from Jerusalem, Ro Teimumu said his passing was a tragic loss to his mother, siblings, relatives and friends, and a great loss to the country.

“David Toganivalu had shown great promise, and we all looked forward to his being  confirmed in the position of Director of Public Prosecutions where we could just turn up and ask for free advice. Such was the nature of the man! Tragically this was not to be. If we didn’t know better, we would be asking all sorts of questions,” Ro Teimumu said.

“But it is the Lord who giveth and it is the Lord who taketh; And blessed be the name of the Lord.

“All we can do whilst mourning David George’s passing is to thank the Lord for his life and pray for the repose of his soul. And to pray for his loving family that they also find peace in their heart, comforted by the fact that we shall all meet again in the heavenly Jerusalem.”

Ratu David-George, 49, died at his Taro home in Bau, Tailevu on Monday, October 2.

He is survived by his wife Losalini Leweniqila Toganivalu and five children – Maraia[1]Esther, David-Edward, Viliame, Josua and Liliwaimanu; his mother Adi Asilina Davila Toganivalu and three sisters – Angela, Tuipolotu and Diana.

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