Tui Atua Mata’afa Tupuola Lui Iosefo R.I.P

Tui Atua Mata’afa Tupuola Lui Iosefo was laid to rest at Mulinu’u last week. He was 84.

Mata’afa is one of the royal family titles, referred to as the Tama Aiga, in Samoa.

Archbishop Alapati Lui Mataeliga conducted his final service at the Amaile Catholic Church.

Among relatives and friends who delivered eulogies was the Minister of Justice and Courts Administration, Fiame Naomi Mata’afa, who said Mata’afa Lui was the chosen one.

Noting that the “throne of David” had been unoccupied for a very long time, Fiame said there could not have been anyone better for the title.

The holders of the other titles are the Head of State, His Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi, Member of the Council of Deputies, Tuimaleali’ifano Va’aletoa Sualauvi II while the Malietoa title, once occupied by the late Malietoa Tanumafili II, remains vacant.

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