Families of Christchurch massacre to fly out today for funeral
March 19, 2019 11:25 am
The family members of two of the three Fijian nationals killed in the Christchurch massacre are flying out to New Zealand today.
61-year-old Ashraf Ali’s family received their visa late yesterday evening.
Late Ali’s younger brother Shabeer Ali, sister and niece will be attending the funeral expected to be held this week.
Ali had been residing in New Zealand for 17-years now.
They are flying out from Nausori to Nadi at 10am with their flight to NZ scheduled for 1pm.
Meanwhile, Tamina Bibi – the sister of the second victim also received her visa and is flying out today.
Ashraf Razak Ali commonly known as Babu had gone to New Zealand a week prior to the shooting.
Friday’s terror attack saw the deaths of 58-year-old Ashraf Razak Ali, 59-year-old Imam Haji Hafiz Musa Patel, and 61-year-old Ashraf Ali.
Meanwhile, Patel’s family is already in New Zealand.