Mpofu told to stay put

2013-04-14 19:38

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Johannesburg - Lawyer Dali Mpofu has been advised by his doctors not fly because he has a lung problem, the SABC reported on Sunday.

Mpofu, who is representing miners involved in last year's police shootings in Marikana, North West, was attacked by two people while walking on a beach in East London on Thursday.

He was stabbed in the upper and lower body.

"I am ready to fly back to Johannesburg, but I have been forbidden from doing so due to a lung problem," Mpofu told the SABC.

His wife Mpumi said earlier that he was in a stable condition and improving.

She added that it was not yet known when he would be released from the East London hospital where he was recovering.

The former SABC CEO was believed to be on a short break before the Farlam Commission of Inquiry into the Marikana shootings resumes next week.

Eastern Cape police spokesperson Brigadier Miranda Mills said investigations were continuing and no arrests had been made.

- SAPA

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