Saute Sapolu attacks Samoa Observer Editor

The man who threatened to shoot Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, has turned his attention to the Editor of the Samoa Observer, Mata’afa Keni Lesa, calling him a “criminal.”

Saute Sapolu made the allegations in another video he posted on Facebook yesterday. 

It appeared to be in response to the Samoa Observer’s reporting of his threat against the Prime Minister and a subsequent editorial written by Mata’afa titled “Threat to shoot P.M. unnecessary. It’s illegal and shameful.”

“Mata’afa Keni you need to stop that lie you just told on your newspaper,” he said, referring to the editorial. “You need to ask the question why I am so upset.”

Mr. Sapolu claimed that the Editor was aware of an alleged five-year-nuclear plan involving the Government and China, he blamed for the 2009 tsunami. 

What plan he was referring to though, he did not say.

“You guys never talk about that (plan) that caused the tsunami on September 29th 2009. What about that? Why can’t you talk about that? You can call me coward and all that but you know what, I don’t even feel it. 

“I think you’re talking about yourself because you’re not doing your job in your media or your newspaper. You’re not telling the people the truth and you all hate me because I’m telling the people the truth.

“What I saw, what I read and the whole world knows about it that you guys are not telling our people about it. So you’re just bunch of criminals and hypocrite Christians. And you want to call yourself Christians? Stop kidding; look at yourself in the mirror.”

Mr. Sapolu’s video goes on to talk about when he was “locked up in prison” in Samoa “illegally.”

He also defended the foul language he used in the video where he threatened to shoot the Prime Minister so that his “brain would be scattered all over the place.”

“What I say is what I say,” Mr. Sapolu said. “I’m an artist and I can express myself using words with the language in Samoan. Doesn’t matter what kind of words. 

“And it’s not worse than murdering the tagata-a-nuu o Samoa on the 29th of September 2009 and you guys cannot talk about it.”

Prime Minister Tuilaepa has described Mr. Sapolu a “terrorist” he wants the US Central Intelligence Agency to investigate.

Asked for a comment, Mata’afa declined, referring to the book of Proverbs 26 vs 4.

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