13 Jun 2015

Malietoa heirs meet to discuss title

10:39 am on 13 June 2015

In Samoa, the three factions of the Malietoa paramount title will meet in Sapapalii, Savaii island today for the last round of discussions to find a holder of the title.

240414. Photo RNZ. Samoa

240414. Photo RNZ. Samoa Photo: RNZ

The late Malietoa Tanumafili II died eight years ago but the three clans of the Malietoa title have been in disagreement since on whom to choose, an issue which has also been before the courts.

A family member says the heirs of Malietoa Talavou, Malietoa Moli, and Malietoa Natuitasina, have agreed to carry on these meetings in order for the heirs to iron out issues relating to the title.

However the family member hopes the final meeting is a united one, otherwise the heirs of the Malietoa title will go back to court to find a holder.