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​State takes charge of Huhume’s body

The late PNG flag designer’s husband, Nanny Huhume, told Loop PNG that after more than 3 weeks of waiting, the government finally contacted them on Monday.

“We went to the National Executive Council’s office and were given the assurance that the body belongs to the state now,” says Nanny.

“When they are ready, they will let me know whether Mama (Susan) will have a state funeral or not.”

The family is hoping that their mother could also be buried on Independence Hill.

Michelle Hau'ofa: My dad died with courage, dignity and grace

Ms Hau'ofa spoke out following her father’s death on Saturday, March 4, at Iare village in Kairuku District, Central Province.

The late Hau'ofa, from Tonga, was 73 years old and had been broadcasting in Papua New Guinea for over 50 years.

She said that he passed on peacefully surrounded by family at the family home in Iare Village.

“He was as strong as a lion until the very end and went out on his own terms with courage, dignity and grace.

“Dad had suffered for over a year now and spent a month in intensive care at the Pacific International Hospital.

Funeral arrangements for late Hau'ofa to be confirmed

Daughter of late Hau'ofa, Michelle says they’re planning to have the funeral on Friday, March 10 in Port Moresby.

The late Hau’ofa passed on peacefully at 11:42pm on Saturday, March at his wife Pauline’s village, Iare in Kairuku District, Central Province after suffering from a long illness. 

The body of late Hau’ofa was flown to Moresby from the village this morning on a Helifix chopper and is now at the Dove Funeral Home.

Ms Hau'ofa confirmed that the Haus Krai will be held at Paga Hill, Down Town over the next few days.