Mpofu to return to work

Advocate Dali Mpofu is expected to return to the Marikana Commission after being discharged from hospital.

Advocate Dali Mpofu. Picture: SAPA

JOHANNESBURG - Advocate Dali Mpofu is expected to return to the Marikana Commission of Inquiry on Friday after being discharged from hospital.

The high-profile lawyer, who is representing the miners, was stabbed on an East London beach in the Eastern Cape two weeks ago.

The incident was an apparent mugging incident.

Earlier on Thursday, the commission confirmed Mpofu was expected back at the inquiry after almost two weeks.

He was discharged from Johannesburg's Milpark Hospital on Wednesday after receiving further treatment for stab wounds to his chest.

Mpofu maintains the attack had nothing to do with his work at the commission.

He is expected to argue for the inquiry to be moved from Rustenburg to Pretoria when he returns.

The advocate said his legal team is spending significant amounts of time and money on travelling.

The inquiry was set up by President Jacob Zuma after 34 miners were gunned down at the hands of police during a strike on August 16.

Earlier this year, a sangoma was shot dead in in Eastern Cape before he could testify at the inquiry.

In 2012, a union member was also killed before he could testify.