New woman magistrate appointed

Kuo fakanofo 'a 'Elisapeti Lavakei'aho Makoni Langi ko e fefine ia hono ua ke hoko ko ha fakamaau polisi 'i Tonga. Ko e 'uluaki fakamaau fefine ko Vusenga Helu.

Elisapeti Makoni Lavakei’aho Langi has been sworn-in as a senior magistrate on March 29.

Her family, relatives and friends celebrated her achievement online.

“To God be the glory, great things he hath done! Thank you everyone for the kind words of love and support. It is impossible to name all. Just know I am deeply grateful to each and every one who stopped by with well wishes and words of encouragement,” Langi wrote on Facebook.  

Langi worked as an Assistant Senior Crown Counsel at the Attorney General’s Office.

She is the second woman to be appointed to the position.

Vusenga Helu was the first Tongan woman magistrate.

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