19th October 05:45 AM
Rabuka moving forward since the 1987 military coup
By Vijay Narayan
Monday 14/05/2018
SODELPA Leader Sitiveni Rabuka

Today marks 31 years since the first coup in Fiji and the leader of the 1987 military coup, Sitiveni Rabuka says he is moving forward and leaving the past behind.

However the SODELPA Leader says he knows that Fiji will continue to have racial politics as the needs of the communities differ.

Speaking to Fijivillage, Rabuka says a lot of lessons have been learnt from the coups in 1987, 2000 and 2006.

He says although communal voting is not part of the current electoral system, the people know that they have different needs and interests.

Rabuka stresses that people should not make a mistake and say that this is racist policies.

When asked on whether Rabuka believes that everyone has forgiven him for the 1987 military coups as he has made a national apology and has also asked for forgiveness in various traditional forgiveness ceremonies, Rabuka says he is moving forward.

He also says that he is moving forward as he had earlier said that he was the main person behind the 1987 military coup and people should not listen to others who may say that someone else was behind the first coup in Fiji.  

We will have more on the 1987 military coup later today.

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