Labour pays tribute to man of courage and principles: Rev Koroi

  • 10th August 2015
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Fiji Labour Party is deeply saddened by the passing away of Rev Josateki Koroi, Rev
former President of the Methodist Church of Fiji, on Friday 7 August 2015.

“He was a man of courage, integrity and strong convictions who paid a heavy price
for standing up for what he believed in,” said Labour Leader Mahendra Chaudhry.

As President of the Methodist Church at the time of the 1987 coups, Rev Koroi strongly opposed the racial bigotry and fundamentalism that certain officials of the church were espousing at the time. He was ousted as President by dissident elements because of his uncompromising stand.

“In those dark days of religious and political persecution, Rev Koroi stood out as a beacon of light and hope for all. He always believed that it was the duty of the Church to uphold that which was right,” said Labour Leader Mahendra Chaudhry.

“Rev. Koroi will long be remembered for his strong Christian ethics, his commitment to multiracialism and his courageous stand for his principles against a deeply divided Church. We are happy that in his later years, he had been reconciled with the Church he loved so dearly,” Mr Chaudhry said.

Fiji Labour Party sends its deepest condolences to Rev. Koroi’s wife and family. May his soul rest in peace.