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Two people arrested for Mpofu stabbing

Police have arrested two 23-year-old men for allegedly attacking Advocate Dali Mpofu in April.

Dali Mpofu and Dumisa Ntsebeza chat during a break at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry on 3 Oct 2012. Picture: Taurai Maduna/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Two people have been arrested in connection with the assault on Advocate Dali Mpofu.

The two 23-year-old suspects were arrested in Cambridge, East London on Wednesday afternoon.

Mpofu, who is representing miners involved in the deadly August 16 shooting at Lonmin's Marikana mine, was robbed and stabbed while walking on a beach in East London in April.

He spent three days recovering in hospital.

Police spokesperson Phuti Setati said they also managed to recover the weapons used in the attack.

"We also found a cellphone that was stolen."

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