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Family members heartbroken over son's death

October 22, 2019 5:18 pm
Siuta Niumataiwalu’s mother, Makereta [left], the late Siuta Niumataiwalu with his mum during good times.

Family members of the late Siuta Niumataiwalu are still in shock after receiving the tragic news early this morning.

FBC News spoke to Siuta Niumataiwalu’s mother, Makereta, who still couldn’t believe that her youngest son is no more.

The distraught mother said all she can do now is recall the fond memories spent with her son shown on framed photographs in their home.

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After losing her husband in 2007, Makereta stepped up and defied all odds to ensure she fulfilled her motherly duties to her youngest son.

“The pain of losing my youngest son is unbearable. I have sacrificed my time and wealth to ensure that Siuta received a quality education and got a decent job. Now its all ruined and shattered”.

The late Niumataiwalu spent the last weekend with his family in Suva, not realizing that would be the last.


The late Siuta Niumataiwalu

“Siuta came home on the last weekend and I noticed that his behavior had slightly changed. I beg him to be transferred back to Suva so that I can cook him good meals, wash his uniform and be a companion as he is my youngest son”.

Makereta Niumataiwalu said the untimely passing of her only hope scars her life and family.

“This month marks his first year of service in the Fiji Police Force. When I received the tragic news this morning, I was shaking and for minutes didn’t know what to do. My hope, my joy and the one who will always wipe my tears in times of sorrow is gone”.

The funeral rites for the late Niumataiwalu will be held on Saturday at his family home in Muanikoso, Nasinu.

He is survived by his mother and four siblings.

Meanwhile, the man alleged to have stabbed Niumataiwalu last night had just been released on bail over previous charges.

Police have confirmed the suspect was produced in the Nadi Magistrates Court yesterday charged with theft.

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