PM Pōhiva surprises cancer-stricken broadcaster by paying her a visit

Tonga’s Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva visited Mele Hifo Finau, the Chief Executive Officer of Radio Tonga VTF USA internet radio station who is battling cancer at her home.

A video and images uploaded to Facebook this afternoon showed Hon Pōhiva standing by a bedside said to be of Finau, accompanied by his children PoÊ»oi and Lautala as well as Finau’s husband and family.

The Prime Minister is heard saying on the video “I come with my children” to see you.

Kaniva understands Pōhiva is related to Fīnau.

Commentaries and caption written on the video said the Prime Minister and his children visited Finau yesterday.

The prominent producer, broadcaster and one of the pioneers of the largest internet radio live streaming station in the Tongan international community has been fighting with the deadly illness recently .

Facebook users made emotional comments on the video and the pictures.

Falamoe Fau’ese Weber wrote: *Tears Tears*… ‘Ofa atu Ta’ahine Mele Hifo, can still hear your powerful voice though, speaking n laughing! Love n endless prayers.


Ofa lahi atu Mele Hifo!!! Praying for relief n comfort for you. I had no idea what you are going through. May our Heavenly Father give you strength n comfort! wrote Tuesday Finau‎

Akilisi MH

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