Struggling to see why this is news

There is no reason to use Hone Harawira’s name in relation to two of his nephews, a couple of ratbags by the sound of it, getting sent away.

They have nothing to do with Hone Harawira in his political life, so why the sensational headlines?

Two of Mana Party leader Hone Harawira’s nephews have been jailed after fracturing a man’s cheek and eye socket while drunkenly robbing him.

The two brothers, Tohora Harawira and Enesi Taito, were sentenced in the Auckland District Court this afternoon for the 2011 assault. 

Harawira was jailed for two years and eight months. Taito, who was also being sentenced on a separate injuring with intent to injure charge, was jailed for five years.

A friend of the pair, Wikatana Popata, was sentenced to six months home detention.

The trio were involved in beating up the man on a street in the Auckland suburb of Avondale, robbing him and assaulting bystanders so they would not “nark” on them.

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