Mpofu believes attack not linked to work - report

2013-04-12 20:02
Dali Mpofu (File: City Press)

Dali Mpofu (File: City Press)

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Johannesburg - Dali Mpofu, who was stabbed and robbed on an East London beach, said on Friday that he believes the attack has nothing to do with his work at the Marikana Inquiry, according to his wife.

Mpofu has been representing surviving miners at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry in Rustenburg, which was set up in the aftermath of the shooting of 34 striking miners by police at Lonmin's Marikana mine in the North West in August last year.

Recently, a sangoma and a union member were killed shortly before they were due to testify at the inquiry.

But Eyewitness News reported Mpofu's wife as saying that the advocate doesn't believe there to be a link between the attack and his work at the inquiry.

Mpumi Mpofu had spent several hours with her husband earlier on Friday.

EWN reported that doctors were still monitoring a serious stab wound to his chest and it is unclear when he will be discharged from hospital.

Meanwhile, the Dispatch Online reported that Mpofu had parked his car close to the lifesavers' shack on the beachfront and taken a walk towards Bat’s Cave, an area notorious for crime.

The website said that a signboard posted in the area warns beachgoers and tourists it is a "high crime area".

The attack on Mpofu happened close to the spot where two Swedish tourists were raped in January last year, it said.
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