|RFMF pall bearers carry Ratu Joni's casket to Methodist Church before handing it to Matakibau clan.|
Ratu Joni Madraiwiwi has been laid to rest but the debate about his contribution to moving Fiji forward will no doubt continue.
The late Roko Tui Bau Ratu Joni Madraiwiwi was buried on the island of Bau on October 7.
His casket was carried by RFMF pall bearers to the Ratu Cakobau Memorial Church where the service was conducted by General Secretary, Reverend Dr Epineri Vakadewavosa.
He was then taken to Sau Tabu for burial and the casket handed over to Matakibau clan.
Some 3,000 people were at the burial site where Ratu Joni was interred in the same chamber as his late father.
Fiji hierarchy at the funeral included president Jioji Konrote, PM Frank
Bainimarama, Members of Parliament, King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau'u of Tonga, the Samoan Head of State, the President of Nauru, diplomatic corp, the Commander of RFMF and senior officers of the military.
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Ratu Joni was vice president for two years but was removed by Frank Bainimarama in his 2006 coup.
Bau clan prepare to bury Ratu Joni