The reception and farewell of late Honorable Edward Nipake NATAPEI, MP, President of VANUA’AKU Pati and leader of Opposition will continue in Tanna on Friday the 31st of July 2015.
Late Natapei’s body is expected to be received by Tafea Province Leaders & Representatives at 4.pm at White-grass Airport. Tafea Leaders will receive his coffin before leading the funeral procession to Lenakel.
The Cavalcade will proceed through Blackman Town to Isangel and return to Lenakel where the coffin will be received by family and chiefs. Late Natapei’s body will spend one night at Lenakel.
On Saturday 1 August from 6am to 10am the public will come to pay their respects before the official funeral service at 10.am. At 11.00am, the late leader’s body will depart Lenakel for Whitegrass Airport where Natapei will board his last flight to his home island Futuna.