Public outrage after Church Minister caught on camera brutally flogging, assaulting youth

A man who viciously struck and attacked a youth in Tonga’s ‘Eua island has caused public outrage.

Rev Viliami Vea

Reports claimed a video showing the incident was taken in a plantation where the minister, who is also a tutor at the Free Wesleyan Church’s Hango College, the victims and others  were harvesting crops.

Kaniva News could not independently verify the  authenticity of the video.

The tutor, who has since been identified on Facebook as Rev Viliami Vea, was seen sitting before whipping the youth with an object presumably a piece of wood before it became broken into pieces.

The youth attempted to flee but the minister was seen standing up and chasing after him.

It appeared that at one stage the victim was struck on the back of his head. 

He was overheard cryingly pleading for mercy.

The online community have taken to Facebook to decry the tutor’s brutality.

“That is too much and unacceptable”, a commenter said of the beating.

“He should be sued and taken to court”, another commenter wrote.

Many said they are really shocked to see the video especially the tutor was also a church minister.

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