Sacrifice and forgiveness were talked up today by Fiji's illegal leader when he referred to the deaths of three soldiers in the 2000 mutiny at the Queen Elizabeth barracks.
FijiVillage says Voreqe Bainimarama welcomed a 50-strong male delegation from the District of Lovoni in Ovalau, who presented their "mata-ni-gasau".
The website says the group represented six villages namely - Lovoni, Vuni-ivi-savu, Nasau-matua-i-colo, Nukutocia, Visoto, Nacobo and were led by the Turaga na Tui Wailevu, Ratu Beranaitutu Rogoyawa.
Bainimarama is quoted as saying the people from the district had done a number of things that brought instability in 2000 and he's happy they've realized how wrong their actions were.
The junta leader, who has been fending off talk of current unrest, says the three soldiers made the ultimate sacrifice to bring peace to Fiji, and he hopes people now understand the country should never go back to the dark days of 2000.
Original story and picture from Fiji Village. Note: See earlier FijiVillage story on the commemoration service and Bainimarama's claim the RFMF is stronger than it was in 2000.