10 Oct 2016

Decision on next Roko Tui Bau to come soon

10:16 am on 10 October 2016

The younger brother of Fiji's former vice president, Ratu Joni Madraiwiwi, is likely be installed as the next Roko Tui of the chiefly island of Bau.

Ratu Joni, a former High Court judge, vice president, and legal adviser to many other Pacific countries, was buried on Friday.

A spokesperson for the Roko Tui Bau has told the Fiji Times that the Vusuratu clan will meet soon to decide on when to install the next Roko Tui.

Ratu Joni's younger brother, Ratu Timoci Tavanavanua, also known as Timothy Daniel, is widely expected to be the next Roko Tui Bau.

Ratu Timoci is a former chief executive of Fiji Rugby.

Soldiers carry the casket of Fiji's former vice president, Ratu Joni Madraiwiwi, to a church on the chiefly island of Bau on Thursday. He was buried on Friday.

Ratu Joni Madraiwiwi was buried last week on the island of Bau. Photo: Fiji Government