Prime Minister visits Takiveikata in jail

  • 1st December 2004
  • 2004
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The Fiji Labour Party is reliably informed that Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase on Sunday paid a visit in jail to see Ratu Inoke Takiveikata, on life imprisonment for inciting the army mutiny of 2000.

Takiveikata, high chief of Naitasiri was the prime minister’s nominee in the Senate.

He received life sentence mid-last week for playing a key role in inciting the army mutiny of 2 November 2000 which attempted to get rid of Commander Frank Bainimarama.

Questions now arise as to why the Prime Minister should be visiting in jail a person convicted of inciting mutiny in the Fiji army.

Following the PM’s visit, close relatives of Takiveikata have expressed confidence that everything will be alright.

One has a right to ask what is cooking? Is Takiveikata going to be released on a special ministerial order as well same as Seniloli?

The nation is waiting to see yet another move from the SDL government, confirming its distinct partiality towards people connected with the coup and the army mutiny of November 2000.