Fiji Village News - 11 February 2011
Story by Tokasa Rainima
There are some rules which people must follow when they enter the chiefly village of Viseisei to pay their last respects to the late President and Tui Vuda, Ratu Josefa Iloilo.
According to the Taukei Sawaieke, Ratu Tevita Momoedonu (picture left) the Vanua of Vuda is advising people to observe the protocol by wearing the proper attire, the women to wear black dresses and sulus, men to wear white shirts and black sulus.
He added that the women are not to wear any jewellery except for their wrist watch, no footwear, no make-up, you not allowed to use an umbrella and for the women not to carry their handbags.
Momoedonu said the traditional warriors will monitor or ensure that the protocol is followed.
Meanwhile, up until the burial of the late Tui Vuda next Thursday the Rogorogo I Vuda or the beating of the lali will continue on a 24 hour basis by the traditional priest or (Bete).