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Monday, May 30, 2011

Alleged coup plotter dies

The former police commissioner and alleged 2000 coup plotter, Isikia Savua, has died at his home today.

Savua was a known Frank Bainimarama aide and had been in the army 18 years before joining the force in 1992 as deputy police commissioner.


The 2000 coup, which saw the fall of the government of Mahendra Chaudhry and President Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara, took place during Savua's tenure as Police Commissioner.

He was fingered as one of the coup plotters but denied it and was never charged.

Savua was also remembered for the investigation into the killing of the Red Cross worker John Scott and his partner, Greg Scrivener.

Savua outraged family and friends by suggesting the men had been involved in child sex and drugs.

Savua is the second figure connected with the illegal regime to pass away. 


Maciu Vulaono, a former member of the 3FIR and the younger brother of Esala Teleni, died recently under what some sources have described as mysterious circumstances. Maciu Vulaono was the ringleader of the third infantry hit squad and died during a training session.

104 comments:

Anonymous said...

Damn, I hope he left behind a true account of his role and an inside to what really happened during the 2000 coup. May he RIP.

Anonymous said...

May be all the Thugs are getting taken out one by one , Who will be next

Shameem Talibano Tappoo Inc said...

Nazhat Shameem the ex-lady Judge behind women torturer Crank Bananamarama

Nazhat Shameem Named as Dictator Bainimarama’s Legal Advisor

Roko Ului Mara has named ex-Judge Nazhat Shameem and Aiyarse Khaiyum as two prominent people who frequented Crank Bananamarama's home before and after the 2006 coup.

His revelation again reinforces what bloggers have been reporting since the coup – that Nazhat Shameem is a legal schemer for Crank's regime.

Ului is a credible witness and we are very sure that other members of Frank's initial inner circle, Esala Teleni, Pita Driti, Aziz Mohammed and George Langman will come forward to give their detailed account like Ului.

Meanwhile, Nazhat is said to be worried by Ului's confession which exposes her as a key person who was aiding and abetting Frank's coup illegalities from day one.

Rumour has it that she may already be planning her exit to go live with her daughter in England.

Anonymous said...

Everyone who is born will die one day. Hope he suffered the same pain he caused others before dying.

Asia Correspondent said...

Voreqe Bainimarama is going to be the next one to die, it is well known that bank accounts in Hong Kong and Singapore is inder his son Meli's name our correspondent in Asia has dug out enough information that in case Bainimarama dies the 23millionUS $ will go straight to his son....

Anonymous said...

This fellow was another twisted maladjusted individual who was there all the way since even 1987. They misguidedly took Fiji down the path where it has got to today.Still more persons roaming free who have muddied hands.

Anonymous said...

hope he pass away peacefully and guilt free .... RIP

Anonymous said...

Asia Correspondent @ 6.04 i hope you over exaggerating. $23mil US?
FUCK! Excuse my lingo! But FUCK !

Anonymous said...

Wow $23 mil us is it true cos half the stuff is just hearsay who's telling the truth now let's clarify pliz how much is in ask's account and lateefa holdings

Anonymous said...

@ Anonymouse 6.07 - dunno bout guilt-free but wasn't this man raking in the benefits right until his very last breath?

Anonymous said...

Guys please, can we at least farewell the dead in dignity? Those allegations against the deceased were never proven so why should we continue to crucify him? At least for the sake of his family let him pass on in peace..Surely you wouldn't wish on yourself? So let us do others and all that! RIP! One of the biggest sins in the world is the misuse of our mouths, and as bloggers we certainly have been doing that! God will never be impressed and help us if we sin against him. Let's be cheerful and celebrate life!

Anonymous said...

Hope he made peace with the Lord. RIP He seemed disillusioned with the direction that Vore and his cohorts took after the coup

Anonymous said...

Just saw on fijilive aiyaz our ag stretching his ass trying yoga when the pufta knows his ass is big and he is the next in line to die so wats next tomorw it will b his boy baini trying yoga weas all the witch doctors come on these bastards should die do the dronikaus hurry up and free Fiji from the evil eyes pliz

GONE NI RA said...

REST IN PEACE ISIKIA SAVUA.

MAY YOUR FAMILY HAVE PEACE AND COMFORT FROM OUR GOD ALMIGHTY IN THIS TIME OF SORROW.

GOD BLESS YOU ALL!

Anonymous said...

god is great
.time is coming down on all evil man to ans its maker our god.

Anonymous said...

Mate yani !!!!!

Gone ni Ra said...

“Mr Savua will be greatly missed.

Regardless of his alleged part in past coups or his rather arrogant attitude towards certain police cases, he was a good man. While some took offence at his no nonsense attitude, they still respected his blunt opinions. Rest in peace son of Ra.”

Anonymous said...

Poor Speight, wonder what would he think about this news.

Anonymous said...

so whats the latest with the mullah from lautoka who makes 'tabeez' for aiyaz.. ??

Anonymous said...

he was a coup plotter

Anonymous said...

@ Gone ni Ra

Surely Savua may have been very close to you as you mentioned that he will be greatly missed. Perhaps to you and your family but to the masses of Fiji Savua was responsible for turning the other way when the riots were taking place in the capital, with innocent men, women and children were being harrassed and assulted.

In that regard we the general populace do not see him as a good man. He was a bad falla !!!! Abusing his position and role as chief custodian (Police Commissioner), a person we the citizens looked up to for help but he intentionally disregarded our pleas for law and order.

I say GOOD RIDDANCE to him and may he rot in hell for his crimes !!!!

Anonymous said...

I would never denegrade a person who has departed but I will say that Fiji will not lose much with his demise. Mr Savua may have found a bit of meaning to living an honest life in the past few days or months but certianly he carried with him a chequered past.
RIP.

Anonymous said...

well time as come so say thanks people of fiji some more are going to die or shit on their pants...........

Anonymous said...

Mr. Savua as a human being may have made some bad decisions in his life which he has regretted and has become a changed man during his last days. May he rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

WHEREEVER EX JUDGE NAZAT SHAMEEM GOES SHE WILL BE BROUGHT BACK AND ROT IN NABORO

Anonymous said...

@ Anonympus 6.36

Well, it's too bad that Savua didn't live long enough to face justice and his time in prison.

Are you joking about celebrating his 'life'? The only legacy he left behind that everyone speaks of is the pivotal roles he played in Fiji's 2000/2006 coups.

What's more, he and his family enjoyed all the benefits until his very last breath whilst victim-families in Fiji suffered greatly.

Anonymous said...

For those of you who claim that Savua became a changed man in the last moments of his life - where is that proof?

Did he come clean to the Fijian public to reveal his role and of others in the 2000 and 2006 coups?

Did he apologise to the people of Fiji for his actions?

Or did he choose to take the sordid truth with him to his grave?

convolutedexperiment said...

@ asia correspondent
I hope Fiji's Government has a similar Law enabling it to confiscate " proceeds of crime " Legislation like australia does.
That way Bank Accounts of the perpetrator and their relatives can be frozen and property seized and sold to recover money and goods stolen from the people etc.

If not, then some Lawyers and Politicians should get together and start the process for when Democracy returns.

Anonymous said...

US$23million ? This can be absolutely right. You see the Sigatoka Valley Road 15KM of upgrade costed $40million....

Even if they dug the whole streets and filled in 1m deep Gap 40-70 and compacted, the cost would still be less than half when yoo cost the job per m2.

This typer of over valued infractructure builtup without knowing basic costing to negotiate eacjh little detail is either beyond them, or are collecting heavy on the side.

Sa Sucu Sa Lutu..

Anonymous said...

Savua does not belong to that category of persons who were entirely innocent.He had influence to change but elected to conform to the expectations of his peers, who were coup plotters.Once among that group, it became easier to participate further with them in their faulty rationalsations, which ultimately lead to the dismantling of everything great about Fiji.

Anonymous said...

@ 7.46...make sure they are not together in one cell at Naboro..

Gone ni Ra said...

@ Anonymous 7:12pm:

Let he without sin cast the first stone. Who made you the spokesperson for the general populace? Have some respect for the dead. And please consider his grieving family. Who are you to judge who is a good person and who is (in your own movie-world term) a "bad falla"?
If he did wrong in his lifetime, he is answering for it right now to the one who has every right to judge!!! May the almighty touch your soul and instill some compassion.

Anonymous said...

AG will need a very strong 'tabeez' to help him account for unjustified taxpayer sums he has looted.

Anonymous said...

RE: Asia Correspondant -

Whoa, there! Tell your source to earmark those funds to be returned to the people of Fiji who they were stolen from! NOT you Mele, you weanie!

Critical here that the money trail is documented. Yes I DO believe the sum of $$$ mentioned. That and much, much more has been laundered out of this country.

A paper trail is the 21st century way of dealing with white collar crime. WE WANT THAT MONEY BACK!
And, yes, I believe the Hong Kong connection. Didn't I have a golden parachute landing there recently? Why, yes. I believe it did.

As for the latest demise of a coup conspirator. Here's my prayer for you. That God delays hearing your excuses just as you have "delayed" doing the right thing in sharing the truth, since you have, supposedly "seen the light". Purgatory NOT a nice place to have to linger in. Perhaps you'll get to keep your underwear on there too, like Driti.
John Galt

Anonymous said...

@ Gone ni Ra

The whole of Fiji was watching on Television when he failed to uphold the oath he took.

Anonymous said...

@ Gone ni Ra,this is freedom of speech we can say what we want or have you forgotten what it feels like to speech out.He is dead yes but the scares are still left behind or did he take it with him.People are still suffering but he is gone should be forget I say NO,he is one of the many that destroyed our beloved Fiji and your saying we should forget it cause his dead next you will say forgive Frank cause he is sick and dying.

Anonymous said...

Maciu Vulaono....dead....good ridance...

Lidin D'vicco said...

Another Sandhurst product, whose education with the elites of the British Army Officers made him rise through the ranks. Records suggests Zeek (who he was commonly known amongst peers) was one of the son's of Fiji like Naivalurua who carved a name for Fiji in UN peacekeeping in the hostile unrelenting Shia enclaves of South Lebanon during the Palestinean's struggle for autonomy - while most sat in the shades of friendly 'Fiji the way should be' Sources suggest Zeek a man who loved to 'hear his own voice' and discredited the suspicions that Eastern block arms were being smuggled to Fiji by the same people behind the 'economical-political upper hand that is fueling the current fire in Fiji and were responsible for flushing out Fijian competitors and sacking Mahen's govt in 2000 after Mahen threatened labour reforms and claiming back millions of unpaid tax from the economic masters. Zeek was only an instrument, planted deliberately for a purpose. Despite his inaction, he was one of the breed of 'do or die' ruthless breeds. If records of phone tapping is released and surveillance reports were released one day, we would be surprised whose brotherhood Zeek was getting orders from. For his good service for country and UN 'gone is a soldier...RIP' for his misdeeds, let I not cast the first stone - I too am less perfect.

Taliban Steam Roller said...

The Sigatoka Valley road coast $40 million on face value. Then quietly siphon off $20 million to private account, discreetly managed by Nurbano. Away from the prying eyes of the Treasury.The PER, bann on media freedom is basically to provide the cover for the nefarious activities of Baineee Talibhan connection. By the way, is there one road contractor that is used often by Bainee? Any tangible links can be made to Bainee? Example family or friendship ties? If so, there is your smoking gun.

Anonymous said...

@ 8.08pm

I'm not that anonymous u refer to but do not make the mistake trying to preach to us NOW about what a good man Savua might have been.

It's a tad too late for that now, isn't it? lolz.

Like others, I find it utterly disgusting that he had decided to take the sordid truth about his roles in the 2000 and 2006 coups to his grave without making peace with the people of Fiji that he had hurt.

And who the hell do you think you are to bring his grieving family into the picture?

Did Savua ever consider the victim-families that he allowed UNDER HIS WATCH to get thrashed and trashed and even murdered in their own country?

Now suck on those bitter pills be4 you open your big mouth to sing his praises in here like some stupid bullbull!

Anonymous said...

They say 15% of people in usa wud never vote for obama no matter how much good he does, cos this 15% are rednecks or racists. Similarly, 15% of Fijians would never support Frank as they are racists. 90% of these 15% visit this site daily and give a baised view against Frank.

Tim said...

My heart bleeds! In the same way as I lament the passing of Adolf Hitler. (They both had choices)

Anonymous said...

BAINI WILL MEET HIS FATE VERY SOON

Jieke said...

Savua not only loved the sound of his own voice, he liked to admire his own photo in he media and full of arrogance.

Having seen him in action I do not have much respect for the man. Full of deceit and his own importance just like the current COM POL.

Anonymous said...

Zeek must have been taking orders from Rabuka, he was appointed by his government.

Anonymous said...

Oops, anonymous 8.34 was actually responding to 'gone ni ra'.

Anonymous said...

Anon @8.34pm- Oh how bitter you are, do you have any heart? or you are stiff necked and have a stone heart- Forget the past and move forward, you will not meet Savua in Hell because he is inheaven after repenting of what he did- He does not have to do it publicly, but only the Lord knows and you better watch your mouth.

Do not point a finger at anyone as four are ponting back at you.

Lols Hope Father to give you some everlasting peace and joy.

Gone ni Ra said...

@ Anon 8.30pm

I have never mentioned in my posts that one should forget whatever allegations are levelled against Mr Savua. As for freedom of speech...I never suggested or even hinted that you have no right to voice your opinion. All I am asking for is for people to respect the dead.

@ Anon 8.34pm

Your attempts at debating the issue leaves a lot to be desired...come back with something better than "bird-talk". "Like others" you seemed to have jumped on the bandwagon of "sordid truth hunters". Mr Savua is dead, and he took the "sordid truth" with him. Now swallow that!!!

Gone ni Ra

Anonymous said...

THE SAD THING IS HE DIDNT STAND TRIAL AND GO TO GAIL IN FIJI BEFORE HE DIED FOR HIS PART IN THE COUP 2000 AND ALSO COLLUSION WITH BHIKA TO BURN SUNCOURT AND AVOID PROSECUTION, BHIKA GOT IT BUT THIS ONE ESCAPED- WELL HE WILL PAY IN HELL

Anonymous said...

Investigation? It was never an investigation. It was a cover up. What our police do best!

Anonymous said...

Anon @9:10pm

Justice was never done to those who suffered so much because of his incompetence as a Police Commissoner. If the path to heaven is that easy, then why I or any other person would end up hell. Has God started doing favors as well?

Ruve damu said...

Although some may find it hard to believe, Naivalurua is not disimilar to Savua in that both are firstly not professional policemen. Secondly, they also both consider their role as basically a "wingman" for their boss. Its not the administering of justice in society that they aspire to. Their intention is to prevent investigations of the activities of their co-conspirators. Their job is to publicly rationalise and cover up potentially devastating probes into the truth. Savua chose the path of darkness, and it seems Naivalurua as well has gone down that perditious road. So much for the contribution to nation building of Sandhurst trainned officers in Fiji. A truely, dreadful breed of men that Fiji had the misfortune to begat.

Anonymous said...

god should have called nobrainsmarama,savou was history dead long ago

Anonymous said...

Anon@ 9.37pm- Your utterances and Bitter heart - its proper place is Hell and not heaven. If you are the citizen of heaven you do not speak like that, only those who belong to Hell speak like that- Do not judge and condemn- You Bhal worship !

Anonymous said...

Despite all the accusations against him, I am an admirer of this man who is a soldier to the bone. A professional Vulinitu breed. RIP Zeek..

Anonymous said...

Too bad Nazhat was named. But I am willing to elope with her to save her.

Anonymous said...

LOOK AT THE MONKEY IN THE CIRCUS DANCING AWAY WITH WOMEN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD AND CLOSED THE ROAD TOO- WHICH COMPOL DANCES IN MIDDLE OF THE ROAD AND CLOSES IT- THESE JUNTA THINK THEY GOD OF FIJI BUT ARE BALLLESS MEN - IS HE TRYING TO SHOW THE JUNTA LOVE THE WOMEN AND NO BUTURAKI AT QEB AT NIGHT BY THIS DANCING ANOTHER DANCER BEFORE THIS LANDED IN CHINA EATING BUFFETS WHOLE DAY- WELL HE DISCOVERED THE BUFFET TABLE AFTER DOING COUPS AND TOTAL FLOP AS COMPOL THESE FALLAS HAVE NO QUALITY AND RESPECT AND PEOPLE OF FIJI JUST WATCH THESE MONKEYS DANCES AND LAUGH AT THE GROG BOWL

Anonymous said...

Is there hope for our beloved Fiji?. Fiji is not entirely the man travelling in GM and GN cars or even the coconut trees. they are our families, friends and neighbours....Is their hope? for us all..everything sounds depressing

Anonymous said...

gone ni ra....

Oh I have respect for the dead alright, just not this one!

Did you jump to Osama Bin Laden's defence when he was shot at point blank in his own house? Of course not.

So spare us the hypocritical pretentious, handwringing as no one is sorry that his gone but yes, may he now RIP. lolz.

discombobulated said...

For Savua and Naivalurua and all those other idiots out there, perhaps it would do good to ponder this quote:

"“The guilty one is not he who commits the sin, but the one who causes the darkness.”"

Victor Hugo

Pat said...

Although Savua has gone, his images were left behind. Being the Police commisssioner he just waste a lot of police money on building of police posts around fiji without equipting them. Just to satisfy the public needs. He loves music so wherever he goes he will take the police band to keep him entertained.
Thats military style....

Anonymous said...

Many may want now to show that Savua was just human-pity he himself was not showing any remorse for what happened to Scott and the fictitious claims he made at the time. But the best was when the riots took place in Suva he basically took the keys where all the riot gear for the cops were kept. No one could get hold of him & his mobile was turned off.What do you expect he was also maching along his Karua Apisai Tora! After the enquiry was conducted into his role-the best the then retired CJ reccommended was it was best not to make the findings Public! So those who now come and call him a hero after what he did in the Middle East please, all the good he does comes to just a big fat zero, his education at Sandhurst or Lomalagi is worth da.Its irrevent who told him to do what he did-we still have those around us today who claim that God speaks to them to perform certain deeds. Savua had enough time to set the records straigth and tell the truth Guess what -he didn't do a thing. So we will just have to assume, he was happy to do what he did when he let Suva burn and allow so many innocent women & children suffer! He may be a hero in the middle east, where he may have done this wonderous deeds but back home he was just another prick, no different to the thugs who terrorised the innocent. Pity he didn't learn his lesson well in Sandhurst, the protection of the innocent & the weak!Its for that reason so many are against our "reknowned soldiers" serving in the middle east,they can protect people in the middle east but they do the right royal opposite when they come home ie they can't and won't protect the innocent against Voreqe! It doesn't matter if he went to Sandhurst or Sila college-at the end of the day he was just another that another usless prick!

Anonymous said...

Yes I support the call to forgive Banimaramaca and move Fiji forward.

And to those who said that the truth has gone with savua, perhaps there is no other truth or he would have said it. Let him RIP and let us concentrate on those who alive like Shammems and ayarse and chodo and pryde and gates and mataboica, etc etc etc

FijiGirl said...

Died of shame?
God bless Fiji

Anonymous said...

"Let he without sin cast the first stone." Anonymous -How good to quote from the Book!Pity no one can meet your criteria-not even Jesus-cause he also sinned, when he got angry in the Temple need i go on!Reminds me of Rabuka after he got caught with his pants down with the news reporter from the ?FIji Times! How about speaking the TRUTH instead of casting stones. Savua had a ton of arrogance-now he is dead, he still leaves behind that memory of an arrogant person! Since he ain't around his Family should say sorry to the Nation on his behalf-for the pain & suffering he caused. I hope that isn't too much to ask, well its a least i can ask since i am going to be labelled a'stone thrower"

Jieke said...

@ Red Dove

Bravo o that, right on the button.

Anonymous said...

TO COUP 4.5 - YOUR TITLE OF THIS ARTICLE IS TRULY BELOW THE BELT, HOW INSENSITIVE!!! ALL THOSE WRITING IN THIS BLOG & ANONYMOUSLY CURSING COLONEL SAVUA - SHAME ON YOU FOR CURSING THE DEAD!!! HOW INSENSITIVE CAN PEOPLE BE? CAN WE PLEASE GIVE HIS FAMILY TIME TO MOURN THEIR LOSS? LET US NOT ALLOW THE CONFUSION HAPPENING IN FIJI RIGHT NOW, BLIND US TO OUR HUMAN VALUES - NO MATTER HOW OTHERS FEEL ABOUT THIS MAN, LET US NOT FORGET HE WAS A HUSBAND AND FATHER TO 2 WONDERFUL YOUNG MAN! SAVUA DID NO COUP, I NEED NOT SAY THAT IT IS OBVIOUS WHO CARRIED OUT COUPS IN FIJI ... LET'S STICK TO FACTS!

THIS MAN WENT THROUGH ALLEGATIONS & COURT CASES AND NOTHING WAS FOUND TO CHARGE HIM WITH. MANY HAVE FORGOTTEN THAT AS POLICE COMMISIONER HE WAS WARNING CHAUDHARY (WHO WAS THEN PRIME MINSITER) OF A POSSIBLE RIOT/VIOLENCE AND CHAUDHARY ARROGANTLY WAS OUTRAGED AND SLAMMED HIM IN THE FIJI TIMES, "DO YOUR JOB AS POLICE CHIEF AND LEAVE POLITICS WITH ME ..." UNFORTUNATELY HUMAN BEINGS HAVE VERY SHORT MEMORY!!!

TO FRANCES SAVUA, DANIEL & RABICI - YOU SHOULD BE PROUD OF YOUR DAD WHO WAS BRAVE, SPOKE OUT WITHOUT SCRATCHING ANYONE'S BACK, & WAS ONE OF THE SMART BRAINS IN THE FIJI ARMY IN HIS GENERATION... DON'T LET THE COWARDS BLOGGING ANNONYMOUSLY HERE CHANGE HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT YOUR DAD. YOU HAVE EVERY REASON TO BE PROUD OF HIM NO MATTER WHAT! WE ARE KEEPING YOU ALL IN OUR PRAYERS IN THIS TIME.

REST IN PEACE COLONEL SAVUA, YOU WILL BE FOREVER MISSED BY THOSE WHO TRULY KNEW YOU! COLONEL SAVUA HAS GONE TO BE WITH HIS MAKER & SAVIOUR, THE REST OF US LET'S NOT FORGET WE ARE NOT HERE TO STAY FOREVER ... SO LET US TRY TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT AND NOT BE QUICK TO PASS JUDGMENT WITHOUT KNOWING THE TRUTH! HALF TRUTH IS DANGEROUS...

Anonymous said...

Anon@3.06am
May God forgive you for you know not what you are saying! You have committed a huge blasphemy and can expect retribution unless you humble your heart and seek forgiveness. Otherwise you can expect a rocky road for your and yours.

Anonymous said...

Baini you r ding good job 4 Fiji. Keep it up. Use some Viagra if u have to.

Anonymous said...

My, oh, my! Some of you so-called Christians! God dictated that man set up a court of law by which men could and would be held accountable to one another. He prescribed judgement for actions on THIS earth!

So one bad apple managed to wiggle out of being judged for his crimes on this earth because of the web that protected him and still operates to this day.

Now, he will answer ULTIMATELY for his crimes. We, as fellow human beings, CERTAINLY ARE allowed to see him for what he was (glad I can use the past tense on that one!).

Jesus exemplified BOTH God and man so that our Maker could understand what makes us tick from our perspective.

TOTALLY agree with the blogger that said Savua deserves about as much sympathy as Hitler did.

Rest in peace? That's a good one. Did he instill peace as a peace officer when he had both the authority and opportunity to do it? Get off your pulpit and save it for those, like yourself, who want to pontificate but are too weak to participate. John Galt

Anonymous said...

the dictattor buturaki of defenceless women at QEB at night has made it to public news in fiji-talk of town and grog bowl and peopl laugh at the lamusona 50 guard dictator women basher -c4.5 have done well with the website-email-video mobile-post-people contact

Every household now knows every village and every person almost

Anonymous said...

Coconut wireless is doing a great job in Fiji.

sdl.to.da.bone said...

Ni gole saka e na vakacegu Col Zik Savua. You were not easy on your men but your standards were very high. At times you were intolerable to be around. But you knew your left from your right. You did Fiji proud whereever you went and the apex of your career was as Fiji's PRUN in New York. Mahen Chaudary chose not to listen to your advice and he reaped the whirlwind of 2000. Yet when the shit hit the proverbial fan, they crucified you publicly. You were investigated thoroughly and found innocent of the charges of being a coup plotter. Like everything the Fiji Labour Party concocted in their vengeful rage following 2000,the allegations were based on the imaginings of hate filled hearts. We understand their rage a bit better now, after having to endure the hell of Frankie and Aiyarse, but I for one cannot understand how they continue to pursue you to your grave. I suppose, they need someone to spit and rage at in the turbulence created by the coups of 2006. We, your brothers in the Officer Corp of the once proud RFMF, salute you and bid you adieu. Until we meet again sir. Ni gole saka e na vakacegu.

Anonymous said...

Well done c4.5. Keep the news coming as not much getting said on other media outlets. Ps what happened to Fiji times. See they are back online but no mention of why no online news fir weeks.

Anonymous said...

@ Anon 7:32 AM

Bloody well said

Anonymous said...

savua will be remembered as a corrupt cop.

Anonymous said...

@Anon 10:02 AM. Fiji Times was upgrading its online site. That's why the were out for weeks. Nut stick to COUP4.5

Anonymous said...

@ Anon 7.32am

Remember Ratu Sir KKT Mara's interview with Richard Broadbridge on Fiji TV?

Savua was one of the senior military officers who visited the high chief and President on the naval boat during the peak of the crisis in 2000 to ask him to step down.

The other offcers were Voreqe Bainimarama, Epeli Nailatikau, Sitiveni Rabuka, Epeli Ganilau and Iowane Naivalurua.

What a company? Every one of them have played and are continuing to play major roles in the trashing of our laws and perpertuating illegality, and abuse of human rights.

Anonymous said...

@Anon 10:02 AM. Fiji Times was upgrading its online site. That's why the were out for weeks. But stick to the real deal COUP4.5 news

Anonymous said...

@sdl.to.da.bone

There is something called a vote of no-confidence motion in leadership, in the constitution we used to have. Democracy is a tool to be used to improve our lives through dialogue. Fools with tools will always be fools.

Anonymous said...

WHO CARES IF HE DIES.....HE WAS NOT GOING TO LIVE FOREVER ANYWAY...USELESS FART!

Kanji Kanti Tappoo Khaiyum Talibano Crime Syndicate said...

@Anon 10:19 AM. The two EPELIS - Nailatikau and Ganilau - are a disgrace to their family and to Fiji.

Ganilau got less than 5% of votes during the last election, and when Qarase sacked both of them - Ganilau as chairman from GCC, and Nailati Holy Cow as speaker of the house - which Qarase idiot shouldn't have - they decided to stage another coup! bloody bocis.

make sure these two kulinas are never in government again.

Anonymous said...

RE: Anon @ 7:32 AM

Gee, what a tirade against the "ananymous bloggers," YET I see you have posted YOURSELF as "anonymous." You speak with a forked tongue. John Galt

Anonymous said...

RE: Anon @ 8:50 PM.

Racists?! Doesn't even merit a response. John Galt

sdl.to.da.bone said...

@ Anon 11:16am

I'm just a person who is very careful about what I say about other people, being the very fallible person that I am. Savua, as far as I knew, and I believe, I know much more about what happened in 2000, than most people on this Blog, had nothing to do with planning of the coup. His leadership response, in my opinion, could have been more decisive and maybe swifter, but anybody in leadership, could argue that an operational pause, placed at the correct juncture can impact greatly on events. History will record that Col Isikia Savua was in charge of the Police Force during the 2000 coup, that he had warned Mahendra Chaudary not to allow the Taukei Movement march through the city, because of intelligence that the Special Branch had been getting of potential for civil disturbance. Chaudary ignored the warnings and the rest is history. That Savua erred in some of his decisions is a matter of perspective I suppose. Some will choose to ignore the fact that Savua was investigated and cleared of any connections to the coup of 2000. Remember, that, at that time, the Police Force had not been heavily politicised as it is now therefore, he would not have had any special favours given to him. Some Police personnel even hated his guts and were glad to see him go. My own personal experience of working with Col Savua was not one of fondness but rather, that he is one of group of army officers that are a dying breed. They were brash and loud and some of them womanisers, but they excelled in all that they did. When they served in harm's way, they were unflinching in representing Fiji. When they attended staff colleges or universities, they competed with other overseas candidates and students and graduated with flying colours. Because, in their eyes, representing Fiji was a 24/7 kind of job. For all his faults, in my eyes at least, Col Zik Savua, had served as best as he could. He might not meet the exacting standards of some of us, but I believe tht he can front up to the Almighty, with the words, "I have run the race, I have fought the good fight". RIP sir.

Anonymous said...

Cast the first stone my harse !!!! Curse the dead...So what if we curse the dead??? We are only human and we curse Savua because of our suffering and seeing our people being abused and assulted. Savua had the power to say enough is enough...

So those of you fellow bloggers especialy those who hail from Ra if you wanna exhalt and admire your Savua please go ahead. You could kiss his rotting toes if you want to.

Just dont stop us from cursing him because we do so with good reason. Yes, we shall be accountable to God one day but for now we shall rejoice in our own way the death of a traitor.

May he rot in hell !!!!!

AAAAOOO CUUUMON!!! said...

All you Savua haters!!!....Stick to the fuck*n bigger picture, He's gone, so be happy if he you think he deserves it!!!

All your hatred comments just proves, that even after this turned rotten; He's still poking your pathetic asses with a long stick (I admire the guy already), hence why you're all grinding the same shit!!!.......get a life tossers!!!

Move on to the next goon, why don't you???.....Haters are nothing but "Village Idiots".

The bigger picture is; When the F^&K are we going to get rid of Bainiarse and His Arse Aiarse???

Anonymous said...

Many my not like to talk ill of the dead-RIGHT, wrong! They didn't stop when Saddam got hanged? or did they? they didn't stop when they killed Bin Laden?-so whats this crap-don't speak ill of the dead. Isn't that one of very causes of our problems? Someone like Voreqe gets cursed day in day out here in C4.5-tomorrow he kicks the bucket you expect us to remember his kind deeds and forget the pain and suffering he caused! Of how good a bloke he was in the officers mess before he became Commander! Maybe we should stop this process of bullshittin one another when someone dies and come out with the truth and say what they really were-a womanbasher! Its about time we remembered Savua was one of those around and supported the Rabuka COUP, he was never cleared of the rioting, because the Enquiry into him if i recall said "best not made public in the interest of Nation building" not the exact words but the crux of it! As for the Familys of these type of people-they need to know & come clean too or be informed about his goings on when he was alive. Guess what go to his funeral and you will hear of all the wonderous things Savua did, pity it pales in comparison to what he didn't do when Fiji needed him the most. Its his legacy that needs to be remembered.He let Suva burn! After all his family benefited from his doings-good or evil, so why should i not be allowed to speak the truth! Or does that hurt the dead!Any wonder our children are confused, their mother gets based day in day out, dad is coming home drunk ever weekend-when he falls over and kicks the bucket-you hear the best story of him- " a loving father, always a family man first! Na lasu levu Turaga, he was a drunk, bashed mum day in day out! I hope some of you kinda get this drift well its about time we started with the truth, enough is enough because if not the likes of Voreqe will praised at his funeral! When we all know its bullshit. Sa rauta mada na lasu!No wonder Fiji is in the absolute mess its in-we just can't seem to be able to face the facts.

Anonymous said...

sdl.to.da.bone.'been a womanisher, ran the race! What a load of crap-you even futher advance his wrong doings but such glaring stupidiy is beyond belief! He will be judged for what he was able to do but was found "deliberatly missing in action when most needed", took the keys where the riot gear for the cops were kept!

Anonymous said...

AAAAACOOOOONnn, "if don't look at the past , you going to let the next generation face it again! Thats the not been hater or a village idiot, thats a simple village fact! The reason why we in shit today is we never faced our past,until we do that we are bound to repeat it, repeat it, repeat it, get the groove!

Anonymous said...

RE: Discombobulated at 1 AM.

Yes, Satan is the one who darkens the room, but without his minion, (the ones who commit the sins) he would have no power. Loved the quote though. And love the contribution. Bloggers! This is literature. Learn it. Remember it.

RE: sdl.to.da.bone @ 12:51 PM

I had to reread your opinion a few times to think best how to respond to you. I can see that you had a strong attachment to this man. You have risen to his defense several times now so I know your feelings are strong and your words (beliefs) are not empty.

You knew him on one level. Fiji has known him and documented him on another level. I am truly sorry that this hurts you but he was not a true leader and he did NOT do the right thing. It would have been one thing if he was just an ordinary citizen (and therefore unable to act) but he had the authority and responsibility to act on behalf of the people. Believe it or not, it is NOT the government who PAYS him. It is the people. And that's who he let down. My previous statement about him still stands.

RE: Anon @ 4:16 PM

You see? Another view of the same man. I can feel how much this man affected you too and not in a positive way at all. Same man. Two stories. In my book I always go with the facts and the responsibilites associated therein. The bible says that those that choose to be the leaders of men will be held more accountable. They choose the responbility of caring and speaking for many. Savua let his people down. End of subject. John Galt

Jone Batimala, SUVA said...

"repeat it" "repeat it" get the grove " my arse!!!!......Its obvious not all are the same in Fiji; FACT, theres the mature leaders, and the petty or "Village Idiot", your obviously the latter as you need to keep having to remind yourself of others mistakes (obviously a follower and not a leader you are). Someone that needs to be constantly assured by someone else!!!....but then its not your fault. People like you were just born weaker then others, and need to be part of the majority to feel secure.

We're not going to fix anything by dwelling in the past. We need to make some serious changes and start teaching our kids some real and valid values.

Dont dwell in the past, but do something about it.

Dwelling in the past is pathetic!!...No way in hell groovy.

You dig!!

Pacific in the Media said...

@John Galt ..... Kerekere, can you send us your email addy or email us at pacificinthemedia@gmail.com-C4.5

sdl.to.da.bone said...

Sigh...let us agree to disagree then people. I for one will go to Col Savua's funeral and pray for comfort in Frances Savua's heart in her time of sorrow. As Christians, just a thought to ponder upon, if Savua accepted Christ before he died as his personal LORD and Saviour, then He is actually enjoying the all encompassing peace and joy of heaven right now instead of the hell that we so easily curse other people with. Let us, who are still on this side of the grave beware lest our curses fall upon our heads. We will never agree on this; that is plain to see. Let us now take our fight to the true enemy of the people; the Tyrant, the woman basher. Let us agree to disagree on superficials but let us remain united on the fundamentals. And the fundamental truth is that Bainimarama committed treason, he reigns through the tyranny of military force and he must be removed. I have said my piece on this and I will not be distracted from the real fight at hand. And at some point, as much as we try to avoid it, there will most probably be a need for our push to turn to shove. That is why no nation will send their troops in if we are unwilling to make any sacrifices ourselves. Wikileaks had let us know of the UK Govt's position, which states that they will not even consider intervention as an option until Fijians actually demonstrate that we will not take any more ...well..for want of a better word, 'shit'. Fijians abroad can only support us in spirit and maybe financially, but men of Fiji (with feet on Fijian soil)eventually will have to rise to the call. And I hope that when that time arrives, all the anger spewing out in this latest discussion will be put to good use as every single one of us will stand up to be counted. Righteous indignation is good and healthy but let us unite and direct our anger at the entity called Bainimarama and let us tear it down. GOD bless Fiji.

Anonymous said...

he will have justify his actions to the maker.

Semi Meo said...

My belated sincere condolences and deepest sympathy to the close family members, and relatives of Mr. Savua.

Fiji’s contemporary history may have been totally different had the late Mr. Savua not a victim of some nepotic chiefly politicking to esteemed only royal blood, less experienced or less qualified they may have been, to assume the office of Military Commander.

Though irreversible, but hypothetically , how would Fiji be …IF… Western Fijian Mr. Savua had been Commander of the FMF? Similarly, had Mr. G Konrote been the second Rotuman to take the helm of Commander at Delainabua. How Fiji would might have been?..for the better??..we will never know!

Are we paying the consequences today?? Or has history repeated itself by a rater unpopular and politically cajoled choice of a Commander now turned supreme authority, not only of Delainabua but over all the 300 Islands.

Or do we now plan to get our next FMF Commander from Indonesia??

Only time will tell the kinda fruits we shall pick from tree of choices...

Anonymous said...

To John Galt & all the Savua haters in this blog - you can weil and run Savua down as much as you like for what? WHY DON'T YOU GET OFF YOUR BUTT AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT YOUR PROBLEMS THAT YOU ARE TRYING TO BLAME SAVUA & OTHERS WITH? This is the true characters of cowards, THEY BLAME OTHERS FOR THEIR MISERY!!! Swallow that?

The fact remains, Savua is gone, WHAT CAN YOU DO FOR YOUR COUNTRY NOW TO SAVE IT FROM THE DICTATORS VOREQE, KAIYUM & CO? SAVUA IS NOT THE ONLY HUMAN BEING THAT EXISTED ON THIS PLANET, since you know so much of what Savua should have done, why don't you do it yourself?

I thought George Speight & co are in prison for treason? SO NOW EVERYTHING ABOUT THE COUP IS SAVUA'S FAULT?

Face the facts John Galt & the anti-Savuas in this blog - it is already mentioned in this blog, Savua used intelligence sources to warn Chadhaury there is possible violence, the taukei movement was going to march through Suva ... what did the arrangant Chaudhary do? He ignored the warning! WHY? Because at that time, VOREQE WAS TELLING CHAUDHARY & THE MEDIA, "NO MORE COUPS!" ... remember those headlines?

Voreqe, who against protocol of the office he held then (as Commander of the RFMF), invited all the Ambassadors & senior diplomats & PM Chaudhary to the army camp who was accorded a full Fijian welcome ceremony - this act by Voreqe was against protocol! That was Voreqe's start of 'tabetabe' to Chaudhary. The army commander is the servant of the government, it is not his call to invite foreign Ambassadors & senior diplomats to his camp. He breached protocol & little did Chaudhary knew that was the 'double edged sword' Voreqe used against him, ie. inviting Chaudhary to camp to tame him & make him feel that Voreqe was for Chaudhary.

Meanwhile, Voreqe was also aware & working with the Taukei Movement who were did the march through the streets of Suva. Remember when the march/violence (2000 coup) happened, Voreqe was away overseas to make it look like he had nothing to do with it. Investigation reports confirmed Voreqe & Seruvakula knew the 2000 coup but Voreqe conveniently travelled overseas - IS IT WHY VOREQE SHREDDED THAT REPORT & MADE SURE THERE WAS NO COPIES AVAILABLE EVER?

In reality, Savua was completely wiped aside by CHAUDHARY & VOREQE. Chaudhary was working closely with voreqe who was promising him, "NO MORE COUPS!" Remember that headline in the newspapers those days by Voreqe, THAT IS WHY CHAUDHARY IGNORED SAVUA'S WARNING OF A POSSIBLE RIOT/VIOLENCE IN SUVA IS IMMINENT!

So for those who are accusing Savua that he turned a blind eye to the riot in Suva on that day, tough luck!!! Swallow your accusation!!! It is baseless and all wishful thinking!!! Why would Savua be responsible when he was warning Chaudhary & he was ignored and Chaudhary used the media to slam him & told him to shut up & just do his work! COME ON JOHN GAULT & THE LIKES READ THE FACTS!!! WHERE WERE YOU? WHY WAS VOREQE NOT IN FAVOUR OF A COMMISION OF INQUIRY??? Is it To hide the facts???

JOHN GALT & THE LIKES, SEEM TO BE MORE INTERESTED IN RUNNING DOWN SCAPE GOATS AND NOT INTERESTED IN FINDING OUT THE TRUTH!!! This same alli (Voreqe & Chaudhary) got together and carried out the 2006 coup. Funny, they are now cat & dogs fighting each other - what happened? SO IN REALITY WHO IS CAUSING THE MISSERY OF THE MANY IN FIJI, IS IT SAVUA OR VOREQE & CHAUDHARY, KAIYUM, ETC??? ...

You know what we are all entitled to our opinion and we all have a choice to see, hear & believe what we want to see, hear or believe but ONE THING WE CANNOT CHANGE, ie. THE TRUTH WILL ALWAYS REMAIN.

Anonymous said...

RE: Anon @ 3:12 AM

WOW. I can see you stayed awake all night stewing over the issue of Savua's character. You are entitled to your viewpoint as I am mine.

Good info though and should help in the future to deal with the tyrant we are suffering under now.

p.s. You want me, as a private citizen, to act as though I have public authority (as Savua did)? And then compare us?!

You need your sleep. John Galt

sdl.to.da.bone said...

@Anonymous 12.02am - My response to that would be the following theological truth. Christian justification = GOD's once for all declaration that a sinner is no longer under judgement but is the recipient of the benefits of being right with Him because of what Jesus Christ did. So if Savua had repented of his sins and accepted Christ as his personal saviour, then, as Christ told the robber on his right, at the cross, "this very day, you will be with me in paradise. So, all of us sinners on this site have blessed hope, praise GOD. LOL. We all need to come together for a bowl of grog or juice or beer for those who's poison that is, when all this is over. I'm sure we can put together some pretty good ideas for a democratically elected government to consider. In the meantime, have a wonderful and blessed day today bloggers. John Galt, have a blessed day Bro.

Anonymous said...

@semi meo

Was Savua overlooked beacuse of Ganilau?

Anonymous said...

Annonymous @10.13AM; June 1

Savua was overlooked for Commander RFMF over Ganilau ... so while Ganilau tookover command of the troops ... Savua took command of Mrs Ganilau's bed!!! That's the humour in the man.

Sa dri yani!

Anonymous said...

I honestly cannot believe some of the comments i've read. the man just passed away..like seriously.. Mr.Savua was a human being just like how everyone else commenting on this blog is. He had a family which I am sure is mourning the loss of their loved one. Have some respect people. to the family, my deepest condolences. May he Rest in Peace.

Anonymous said...

@ John Gault - you suddenly sound defensive when facts have been thrown back at your wild unjustified accusations! So if you just a private citizen (I mean a NOBODY!) & cannot do anything but expect people in public office to come solve your problems, I pitty you - why don't you start by visiting the public officers in person to launch your complaints. There is a lot you can do (eg.Ghandi was the 'Power of One Person') but if you are one of those 'lamulamu' people who can only spew wild accusations in blogs, then do yourself a favour, SHUT UP!

Like a blogger said in here, 'let us agree to disagree' ... therefore, you have liberty to keep spewing lies and opinions and I also have liberty to present facts! Swallow that!

Which time zone you using to think I'm awake whole night stewing Savua's case? It's laughable how you are so full of yourself accusing people just like that, no wonder you see no good in anyother human being's life, get a life John Galt (whoever you are) - stop trying to talk smart, ulukau!!!

Anonymous said...

i heard Mr Savua will be cremated at the VAtuwaqa cemetary!!