These are the text exchanges between the Minister for Women and Children and the Minister for Education that the Fijian government – while preaching a new era of media freedom – doesn’t want you to see.
Publishing the accompanying images on Facebook has resulted in Grubsheet having its Facebook page disabled after representations from the Fijian government and others but there is no impediment to Grubsheet publishing anything on its own website, over which Facebook and the government has no control.
These sensational text messages are GENUINE. They were accessed from Aseri Radrodro’s mobile phone after he and Lynda Tabuya had a “brutal” sex encounter in Melbourne’s Windsor Hotel with Aseri’s wife asleep in another part of the hotel during a Fijian parliamentary visit to Victoria.
Evidence exists that Lynda Tabuya was confronted with this material by the Minister for Education’s wife, Sainiana. She tearfully admitted to the affair and begged for forgiveness.
On September 4 2023, the Prime Minister, Sitiveni Rabuka issued a statement said that he had confronted his ministers with rumours circulating on social media about their sexual entanglement and they denied them. The PM told the nation that he accepted that denial and asked the public to stop spreading the rumours. But the couple had lied.
On November 19 2023, the veteran journalist, Victor Lal, of Fijileaks sent a message with evidence of the truth of the affair to five Fijian government ministers – the Prime Minister, the leader of the NFP, Biman Prasad, the Minister for Home Affairs, Pio Tikoduadua, the Deputy Prime Minister, Manoa Kamikamica, and the Coalition frontbencher Filimoni Vosarogo. He received no reply.
Last week – after Fijileaks and Grubsheet published the material – the Prime Minister again misled the Fijian people when he told the media that he had seen no new information to alter his denial of September 4 and that “he didn’t comment on postings on social media”. Fijileaks and Grubsheet are not social media. Victor Lal and I are multi-award winning journalists with mainstream media experience throughout the world and with our own websites.
Here are the exchanges that make the position of Lynda Tabuya and Aseri Radrodro untenable. They must resign or be sacked. Read them, Fiji, and decide for yourself if these are individuals you want to have in charge of the futures of your children.
Coming up soon, the offending Grubsheet articles that have been removed from Facebook in an act of censorship that is the antithesis of media freedom and the right of voters in any democracy to have access to material that is clearly in the public interest.