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ANC slams attack on Dali Mpofu

The Farlam Commission of Inquiry is hoping to continue as planned next week, following an attack on miners' advocate Dali Mpofu, a spokesman said. File photo: Dumisani Sibeko

The Farlam Commission of Inquiry is hoping to continue as planned next week, following an attack on miners' advocate Dali Mpofu, a spokesman said. File photo: Dumisani Sibeko

Published Apr 12, 2013

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Johannesburg - Lawyer Dali Mpofu is in a serious but stable condition after being stabbed and robbed near East London's Eastern Beach, police in the Eastern Cape said on Thursday.

Two people allegedly attacked the former South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) CEO on Esplanade Road on Thursday at around 3pm, said spokesperson Colonel Sibongile Soci.

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The SABC reported that the attackers took his cellphone.

“He also sustained stab wounds in the upper and lower body, and was rushed to a hospital in East London,” Soci said.

No arrests had been made yet.

Mpofu is representing the miners involved in last year's shooting in Marikana, North West. The SABC reported he was on a short break before the Farlam Commission of Inquiry into the shooting resumed next week.

The African National Congress condemned the attack.

“This act of thuggerism should not be tolerated as it undermines public safety and is a threat to lives,” spokesperson Jackson Mthembu said in a statement. - Sapa

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