VTF’s radio host, Mele Hifo, laid to rest

The funeral of Tonga’s  radio internet personality Mele Hifo Finau took place today in Nukuʻalofa.

Hundreds of fans gathered to say their final goodbyes to the Tongan prominent broadcaster and producer, after a short but brave fight with cancer.

Amongst those in attendance were Managing Director Katalina Uili Tohi and staff of Letio Tonga FM 87.5. The radio broadcasted the funeral services live on air and on internet.

Earlier this week the manager and staff of the government’s sponsored national radio and television Tonga in which Hifo was a former employee arrived at her residence with holo (gifts).

The funeral sermon was held this morning at Fasi’s SUTT church.

Many of Hifo’s friends and colleagues over the years attended the services, among them many Tonga High School’s ex-students and prominent members of the Tongan communities in US and Tonga.

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