Monday, January 24, 2011

[pima.nius] Claims of proof Tongan King's house in NZ paid for by govt

9:29 AM |

Claims of proof Tongan King's house in NZ paid for by govt

Updated January 24, 2011 17:55:44

Tongan lawyers in Auckland who are trying to prevent the sale of the King's house in the city claim to have uncovered proof it does not belong to him.

The property, Atalanga, is being sold by His Majesty King George Tupou V, but the lawyers insist the money to purchase it in 1952 came from the Tongan government rather than his grandmother, Queen Salote.

One of the lawyers trying to prevent the sale, Joel Fotu, says the legal document holding up the sale, called a caveat, will be lifted shortly, and it's not been decided if an attempt will be made to reinstate it.

Presenter: Bruce Hill
Speaker: Joel Fotu, Tongan lawyer in Auckland

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