Tongan SWP worker left in coma dies in Australia

    A Tongan SWP worker who was left in coma and fighting for his life at Brisbane’s Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital while he was sick has died Thursday 4.

    Sione Vakameilalo Fifita of Kolovai was in Brisbane as a Seasonal Work Programme worker.

    Kennedy Tau, whose wife was looking after Fifita in hospital, has confirmed his death to Kaniva News this evening.

    He also wrote on his Facebook page saying “Rest in Peace Sione Vakameilalo Fifita”.

    “Folau a koe ‘ihe nonga ‘ae ‘Eiki. Koe ‘Otua ‘oku ne foaki. Koe ‘Otua ‘oku ne to’o. Fakafeta’i kihe huafa ‘o Sihova”, Tau wrote in Tongan.

    Translated: “May you travel in Lordʻs peace. God has given God has taken. Thanks be to God Jehovah”.


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