Government denies allegation Lord Ma’afu was reinstated to cabinet

  03 Apr 2018

NUKU’ALOFA, 02 APRIL 2018 (KANIVA TONGA NEWS) — The Tongan Government has denied allegation that Lord Ma’afu has been reinstated into cabinet.

The King’s noble resigned early last month as Tonga’s Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, as well as the Minister responsible for His Majesty’s Armed Forces. [restrict]

“Lord Ma’afu has not been reinstated into Cabinet,” Lopeti Senituli, the Prime Minister’s media advisor told Kaniva News.

The allegation about the reinstatement appeared to have come from one of the few Tongan propaganda groups on Facebook which regularly posted fake news against Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva’s government.

It said Lord Ma’afu was reappointed after the king rejected his resignation.

The Minister of Police Mateni Tapueluelu said there was no clause in the Tongan constitution to give the King powers to make such a decision… PACNEWS [/restrict]