29 Jan 2004

State funeral for Samoa's Justice Minister

5:35 am on 29 January 2004

A state funeral for Samoa's Justice Minister, Seumanu Fata Aita Ah Wa, will be held at the Government's Prayer House at Mt Vaea, in Apia today.

Seumanu died in Auckland last week after a long battle with cancer.

The Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi will deliver a eulogy at the service which will be covered live by state television and radio.

Seumanu will be buried at his home village of Saleimoa.