Mpofu to return to Marikana commission

2013-04-25 14:59

Advocate Dali Mpofu is expected to rejoin the Marikana Commission of Inquiry this week.

He would return on Friday, the commission’s chairperson, retired Judge Ian Farlam, said today.

Mpofu represents Lonmin mine workers who were injured and arrested during wage-related unrest in Marikana, North West, in August last year.

He was stabbed in an apparent robbery in East London three weeks ago.

Oral arguments about whether to move the commission from Rustenburg to Pretoria or Johannesburg would now take place on Friday, said Farlam.

Mpofu brought the application for the move several weeks ago, submitting that he and his team were spending a significant amount of money and time travelling.

Karabo Kgoroeadira, for the Bapo ba Mogale community, has opposed the move.

The commission is investigating the circumstances surrounding the deaths of 44 people during the unrest.

Police shot dead 34 mine workers on August 16, and 10 more were killed in the preceding week.

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