Mpofu released from Eastern Cape hospital

2013-04-14 22:11

Johannesburg - Lawyer Dali Mpofu was on Sunday discharged from an East London hospital after he was stabbed and robbed while walking along a beach.

"I have been released and I am fine. However, doctors advised me not to fly because I have a lung problem," said Mpofu.

He said he would have to travel by road to Johannesburg.

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 at East London on Thursday.

He was stabbed in the upper and lower body.

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

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

  • Jacques Loots - 2013-04-14 22:24

    Sllllloooooooowwwww news weekend hey

  • Daily Pic - 2013-04-14 22:52

    eastlondon beaches r so dangerous nowadays. Its now going to b on sportlight after so much cry to the police by the easlondons. Visit

  • Yondela Yondie Yondz Valela - 2013-04-15 01:53

    I was already fed-up about news of him being stabbed, robbed, hospitalised blah blah blah... glad he is discharged though!

  • Deeteem - 2013-04-15 04:52

    Eastern Beach is a known gay pick up place !! What was Dali doing there ?

  • Siphiwe Dlamini - 2013-04-15 05:44

    It is sad to see criminals walk free each and every day.Mr Mpofu be well my brother .and please would you tell commisioner of police that crime do exsist and it has no colour.

      Miguel Capelo - 2013-04-15 06:30

      I second that!

  • Jupiter Punungwe - 2013-04-15 07:24

    Wishing the advocate a speedy recovery. But the culture of violence is not something that can be handled through police action alone. Some serious thinking about grassroots social awareness interventions needs to be done.

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