11 Dec 2007

Survival foundation president in Samoa charged with assault

11:15 am on 11 December 2007

The president of Samoa's survival foundation organization, Tuila'epa Mary Grey, has been charged with the alleged assault of a man and his wife currently under the foundation's care.

The couple has filed a complaint to the police following a dispute with the organisation's president when they refused to leave a house they were living in with their three children which belongs to the foundation.

The Samoa survival foundation is an organisation that cares for people who have no place to live and recently fund raised for medical treatment in New Zealand of a baby which had been born with a deformed face.

Tuila'epa has publicly admitted that she assaulted the woman and her husband.

But she will appear this week in court to answer one count of assault.