Tongan nun admitted "it was me"

A Tongan nun, Leva-i-Fangalupe Fono  admitted “it was me” and the court heard that she “yelled at the girl, flicked her in the head and twisted her arm, breaking it, at Sunday School at St Patrick's, Panmure, in April last year”.

Sister Leva maintained her innocent saying she did not assault and intentionally injured the 9 year old girl.  

A Tongan – Otahuhu College teacher Kolotita Taimani, who  witnessed what had happened told the court she knew about the incident when she noticed the girl was crying in one of her Sunday school classes.

When she questioned the girl for what had actually happened,  Sr Leva said “it was me''.

The girl’s parents only knew of their daughter’s injury the following day.

The girlʻs mother said, “We all know when our children are taken to school or if someone is injured at school – whether a little girl or little boy – the parents must be told what happened.

“But when I went to pick up my children no one from the Sunday School came to me, either Sister Leva who caused my little girl to cry – none of them.''

The verdict will be delivered sometimes after the final hearing this Friday

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