Thursday, April 15, 2010
Fiji's first coup leader admits he was wrong to depose Bavadra
Fji Village says Rabuka visited the Bavadra family and Tui Vuda Ratu Josefa Iloilo in the vllage of Viseisei to admit he'd wronged them during the 1987 coup.
Rabuka deposed the late Doctor Bavadra and his government on May 14, 1987, in what was Fiji's first coup.
Rabuka went on to say he has already approached senior officers whom he ousted in 1987 as well as the current President and the Army Commander in 1987, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, who he had also removed from office.
RFMF Chief Of Staff, Jim Sanday, is another he has has confessed to, adding an apology was made to the Indians toward the end of his time as Prime Minister, with the Queen getting her apology back in 1997.
Rabuka now plans to approach Ratu Epeli Ganilau and the military but says he's not seeking fogiveness, just admiting he made a mistake.