Fiji’s Foreign Affairs has today clarified that Adi Cavora Baleimalea Bale Tuvuki who was allegedly stabbed to death by her husband last Sunday will be laid to rest in Sydney at the request of relatives.
Foreign Affairs’ deputy secretary Penijamini Lomaloma said arrangements are being made to facilitate the travel of the deceased’s mother to attend the funeral.
When asked about the welfare of her 13-month-old son who is also an Australian citizen, Lomaloma also clarified that for the immediate future, he will remain in the care of relatives and maternal grandfather who is also an Australian citizen resident in Sydney.
The NSW Department of Community Services, Lomaloma says, will determine the future welfare of the deceased's 13-month old child, who is an Australian citizen.
Better known as Cavora Bole to close friends, the deceased was allegedly stabbed to death by her husband while their 13-month-old son slept in another room of a bungalow at the Sydney Lakeside Holiday Park in North Narrabeen last Sunday.
Her husband, identified as Ratu Serutawake, 29, by Australian media has been held in custody.
According to the manly-daily website, her husband did not seek bail when he appeared in Hornsby Court on Monday. He will reappear at the Central Local Court on 18 December for mention.
By Lavenia Vuadreu