Town officer condemns vandalism and superstition after Vava‘u cemetery attack

Kuo mātu’aki fakahalaki ‘e he ‘ōfisa kolo ‘o Neiafu’, Vava Lapota ‘a hono maumau’i ‘o ha fa’itoka ‘i Liku’one, Neiafu mo e me’a ko e tui tēvolo. Ko e tu’o tolu’aki ‘eni hono maumau’i ‘o e fa’itoka’ ni ‘i loto he māhina ‘e ono. Ko e ngāue ‘eni ‘a e ni’ihi nau tui ne hanga ‘e he laumālie ‘o e pekia’ ‘o ngaahi e taha ‘ene fānau’. Ka ‘oku pehē ‘e Lapota ko e fa’ahinga tui hala ko ‘eni ‘oku kei puke ia ‘e he kakai ta’eako mo fakapo’uli. Kuo taimi ke tuku pea ne pehē ka ‘oku puke ha taha faka’atamai pea ‘oku tonu ke ‘ave kia Dr Mapa Puloka ka e ‘oua ‘e maumau’i e ‘ū fa’itoka ‘a e kakai’.

Neiafu town officer Vava Lapota has condemned the vandalism of a grave in Neiafu this afternoon. This is the third time the grave has been attacked in the past six months. Lapota said the vandalism was thought to be the result of someone believing the spirits of the dead were harming members of their family….


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