Memorial service for Sione Fifita today


The Tongan government will host a memorial service today for Sione Vakameilalo Fifita who died in Queensland.

Fifita, from Kolovai,  was working in the Australian state on the seasonal workers’ programme.

He died in the Royal Brisbane Hospital after falling into a coma.

His body is expected to be flown back to Tonga today. It is being accompanied  by his father Luisi.

It is understood his airfare was paid for by his son’s employer.

A family service was held in Brisbane on Tuesday.

It was conducted by Reverend Sione Maile Molitika.

Family spokesman Kennedy Maeakafa Fakana’ana’a-ki-Fualu said  he would call a meeting after the burial service to avoid “irreversible legal actions.”

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