19 Jun 2012

Vanuatu ombudsman Tosusu dies

11:55 am on 19 June 2012

Vanuatu's ombudsman, Pasa Tosusu, has died aged 54.

Reports say he died at the weekend at his home in Port Vila.

Our correspondent says his body was flown back to his home village of Tasiriki on the island of Santo on Sunday following a state funeral at Malfatumauri National Council of Chiefs in Port Vila.

Mr Tosusu was a long-time public servant before he joined the ombudsman office as an investigator and became the country's fourth ombudsman.