1 Mar 2021

PNG mourns the passing of 'founding father' Sir Michael Somare

From , 6:02 am on 1 March 2021

Papua New Guineans are mourning the loss of the man who was the central figure in the country's passage to independence.

Sir Michael Somare died early Friday morning in Port Moresby after being diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer and admitted to hospital a week ago.

My senior colleague Johnny Blades has been looking back over Sir Michael's career and joins me now.

Welkam Johnny, so a sad for Papua New Guinea losing such an important father figure.

Sir Michael Somare

Sir Michael Somare Photo: EPA