The Lord Speaker and the Legislative Assembly of Tonga wish to express their sincere condolences and offer their deepest sympathies to the family and loved ones of the late Hon Sione Vuna Fa'otusia. Prior to his passing, Hon Sione Vuna Fa'otusia had been a Member of the Legislative Assembly since 2014 as the People's Representative for Tongatapu 7 and was appointed as the Minister of Justice and Prisons until 2019. He also served as the Deputy Prime Minister of Tonga until his resignation in 2020.
The Legislative Assembly will fondly remember the late Member for the significant and profound contributions he made towards shaping Tonga’s current political and democratic landscape. He was a fearless advocate for democracy and a dedicated Legislator. His life was committed to serving his electoral district and the people of Tonga.
Hon Sione Vuna Fa'otusia's family and loved ones have the utmost assurances of our thoughts and prayers during this extremely difficult time.
Hon. Vuna Fa'otusia will be laid to rest in his village of Ha'ateiho