Olof Palme - Politician and Statesman

On February 28, 1986 Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme was gunned down on a Stockholm street, as he was walking home from a cinema with his wife.

While there are various theories about who could have been behind the murder, the identity of the culprit remains a mystery.

Who was Olof Palme and who would have been  intererested in silencing him and why? Olof Palme was also a very controversial leader. While his supporters adored him his opponents described him as a class traitor.

On February 28, 2006 Radio Sweden’s Azariah Kiros looked back at Olof Palme the man, the politician and the statesman with the help of those who knew him at close range and journalists who followed his career.

We ask the question - why was Olof Palme adored by so many and loathed by not so few? And will Swedes ever find out who assassinated their prime minister?

Radio Sweden coverage over the years: