SODELPA’s Parliamentary Leader Sitiveni Rabuka says he will not make any public comments on SODELPA MP Mosese Bulitavu’s comments that Bulitavu made that the stabbing of a partner is a ‘vulagi’ or foreign way of doing things for the iTaukei and have been brought in by the descendants of indentured labourers from British India and that Indo Fijian women having extra-marital affairs is rife.
When questioned by FijiVillage, Rabuka says SODELPA President Ro Filipe Tuisawau is dealing with this.
Rabuka says his stand is that he will not say anything as SODELPA’s Parliamentary Leader.
When asked on Assistant Minister for Employment, Alvick Maharaj’s comments that Bulitavu was not like this in high school and he believes its SODELPA’s ethnic profiling and policies which has polluted Bulitavu’s mind, Rabuka says he will not say anything.
In a signed SODELPA statement, Bulitavu has said that he apologises unreservedly to those who have been offended by his comments in particular to the women of Fiji and the Indo-Fijian community.
His apology came after the Party President, Ro Filipe Tuisawau ordered Bulitavu to put his post down and apologise to the nation especially to those that were offended by his post.
Ro Filipe also reiterated that SODELPA stood with the people in upholding the rights of women in the country, irrespective of ethnicity and is against gender-based violence.