Acting Director of Public Prosecutions, Ratu David Toganivalu outside the Magistrates Court in Suva in July 2023. Photo: FijiLive/ Kunal Keshneel/23100313
Fiji's attorney general has confirmed the acting director of public prosecutions (DPP) and acting commissioner of the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) David Toganivalu, 49, has died.
the government is yet to make an official announcement, Siromi Turaga told RNZ
Pacific, "it is a big loss for the nation".
Toganivalu family has issued a statement to local media saying he was
surrounded by his family when he died.
started a private law firm in 2012, before later serving as DPP in Nauru from
2014 to 2017.
returned to Fiji before being appointed as acting DPP and FICAC Acting
Commissioner earlier this year.
is remembering a man who was humble, from a family that has "served Fiji
am just lost beyond words," Turaga said.
said the Toganivalu family are a chiefly family that are well respected.
former leader of opposition and paramount chief, Ro Teimumu Vuikava Kepa, has
sent her condolences.
a post to social media she said the death is a "tragic loss, to his
surviving mother, siblings, relatives and friends".
line with traditional protocol, friends and family say they will not speak out
ahead of the reguregu, an indigenous Fijian tradition where people pay their
respects ahead of the burial.
as many mourn the loss of a man who is said to have always helped others,
people are also reflecting on the stress of his job.
the acting director of public prosecutions he had acted for the state in the
high profile case against Fiji's former prime minister Frank Bainimarama.
media report the funeral service is to be held on Saturday.
is survived by his wife, Losalini Leweniqila Toganivalu and five children,
Maria Esther, David-Edward, Viliame, Josua and Liliwaimanu; his mother Adi
Asilina Davila Toganivalu and three sisters, Angela, Tuipolotu and Diana.