16 Sep 2016

Tongan PM says misbehaving minister forced his hand

From , 5:02 am on 16 September 2016

Tonga's Prime Minister 'Akilisi Pohiva says a misbehaving cabinet minister gave him no option but to sack him.

Mr Pohiva says after initially demanding that Fe'ao Vakata resign, he requested that the King revoke his cabinet appointment.

The Prime Minister says the move came after a complaint was laid against Mr Vakata for throwing a wine glass at a senior civil servant.

Mr Pohiva told Koro Vaka'uta the behaviour was unacceptable.