Former Tonga Ministry of Health director Dr Laumeesi Malolo

Former Tongan Director of Health dies in Auckland

A family spokesperson has confirmed his death to Kaniva news.

He said Dr Malolo died peacefully in his sleep at Middlemore hospital on Wednesday 30 at 5pm.  

Dr Malolo was Tongan-born New Zealand MP Jenny Salesa’s uncle-in-law.

His wife Kasānita Malolo is MP Salesa’s aunt.