Leader of Opposition

Former Samoa leader needs medical help in NZ - health officials

A Ministry of Health official said they had already prepared the necessary paperwork for Cabinet's review and consideration.

Last Thursday the 76-year-old was admitted to Intensive Care at the Tupua Tamasese Meaole hospital and released on Tuesday.

Radio Polynesia reported Tuilaepa had a high fever.

Parliament resumed this week but Tuilaepa, who became the opposition leader following last year's acrimonious election, has not taken his seat.

Samoa's opposition leader in hospital

Newsline Samoa reports Tuilaepa was admitted for general observation and rest on Thursday night.

Supporters said the 76-year-old veteran politician has not slowed down since losing the 2021 General Elections and was even working throughout the holiday season.


Photo file  Caption: Samoa's opposition leader, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi