Public gather in numbers to receive decision

“Victory for Papua New Guinea” were the words on the mouth of the public gathered outside the Waigani Court house in Port Moresby as Opposition members and their lawyer, Loani Henao, walked out today.

Court room 1 was packed to capacity as the public quietly sat to hear the decision that was handed down after 10am.

Outside the courtroom, the public stood around the foyer, others waited outside the main car park for the outcome of the decision.

“Victory for Papua New Guinea! Victory for Papua New Guinea!” They shouted in excitement over the decision today.

Media personnel had to squeeze their way through the crowd of supporters to get an interview with Deputy Opposition Leader Sam Basil and lawyer representing the Opposition, Loani Henao.

Even vehicles were unable to go past the newly-built car park at the National Court buildings.


Sally Pokiton