‘May his legacy stand true.’ Tributes pour in for PM who brought fire of democracy to Tonga

Na'e fakamatala'i 'e Palōfesa 'Ōkusitino Māhina 'a e Helo 'O e Tui Fakatemokalati' 'Akilisi Pōhiva he taha 'ene ngaahi tohi' ko e Maui Kisikisi ia 'o Tonga. Ko Maui Kisikisi 'i he talatupu'a' 'oku taku ne ne fuofua 'omai 'a e afi' mei Pulotu ki Maama ke ma'u ivi mo maamangia ai 'a e kakai' mei he fakapo'uli'.

Respected Tongan scholar Professor ‘Ōkusitino Māhina once referred to Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pōhiva in heroic mythological terms as the Maui Kisikisi of Tonga – the Maui who brought the fire from Pulotu – the underworld to Maama – the World. In the hours since his death this morning tributes have flowed in for his role…


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