Fiji's interim prime minister Frank Bainimarama says he is booting the New Zealand and Australian High Commissioners out of Fiji.
He announced the decision at a press conference this evening.
Bainimarama says he's been forced to take the step due to the continued interference in Fiji's judiciary, which he termed as a well-planned policy to sabotage his government's efforts to build strong institutions in the country.
Todd Cleaver is NZ's acting High Commissioner to Fiji and James Batley, who is believed to be on leave in Australia, is the Australian High Commissioner.
Bainimarama has given NZ and Australia 24 hours to remove their representatives.
He said Fiji will also be recalling its High Commissioners from Australia and New Zealand.
Two weeks ago interim Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum accused NZ of interfering with the jucidiciary, claiming officialis had denied Fiji judge Anjala Wati entry to take her child for medical treatment to New Zealand.
More accusations of interference surfaced yesterday by Fiji's Chief Justice Anthony Gates.
Gates said Australia had denied Fiji's newly appointed Sri Lankan judges to transit through the country, but Australia denied the claim saying the judges withdrew their applications.