10 Oct 2005

Samoa cabinet to receive MP's body killed in Auckland

3:06 pm on 10 October 2005

The entire Samoan cabinet is expected to be at the international airport tomorrow for the arrival of the body of the member of parliament, Tofa Su'a Atonio Lemi, who was killed in New Zealand last week.

A government statement says a brief service will be held at the Faleolo airport chapel.

Then, the body is to be taken to Ligaliga Funeral Services where he will lie in state pending his funeral.

A 47- year old man was charged with murder of the opposition MP last week and appeared in the Manukau District Court.

He has name suppression and will be back in court this week.