Hundreds gather in Samoa to farewell Fuataga

FAREWELL: The body of the Tuiatua Fa’anofonofo, Fuataga Kasimani Lautusi is carried by untitled men of Lalomanu to his final resting place.

A brave fighter, a leader and a caring man with a big heart. These words echoed around Lalomanu yesterday where hundreds gathered to farewell the Tuiatua Fa’anofonofo, Fuataga Tuita'alili Tuvaifale Suemalo Kasimani Lautusi.

Among the mourners were the Head of State, His Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi, the Masiofo, Her Highness Filifilia Efi, Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, Cabinet Ministers, Members of Parliament, members of the business community, friends and relatives.

A three-and-half hour service, led by Reverend Elder Isaia P. Tiatia, remembered Fuataga the businessman, athlete, sports administrator, budding politician and most importantly a man who had a heart for his family and village. Fuataga’s widow, Sala Shan Kasimani said Fuataga’s last days showed the type of person he was.


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