Tevita Momoedonu

Former Fiji PM Ratu Tevita Momoedonu dies

Ratu Tevita Momoedonu died last Thursday at Lautoka Hospital aged 74.

He was prime minister twice - each time briefly. Both appointments were engineered to get around constitutional technicalities during political turmoil which followed Fiji's 2000 coup.

His first term of office - on 27 May 2000 lasted only a few minutes. His second term lasted two days - from 14 to 16 March 2001.

Momoedonu also served in various senior government positions and was an ambassador to Japan and South Korea.