Mpofu released from hospital

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Advocate Dali Mpofu was released from the St Dominic’s Hospital in East London today eNCA

EAST LONDON - Advocate Dali Mpofu has been released from the St Dominic’s Hospital in East London.

Mpofu was released on Sunday.

He was admitted at the hospital on Thursday after being robbed and stabbed several times while walking along a beach.

Although he says he is still in a lot of pain, Mpofu said he is itching to get back to work.

Mpofu is representing miners at the Marikana Commission of Inquiry set to resume on Tuesday.

“As you know the Commission had taken a break. I came down here to take a few days off I just went to the beach just to take it easy de-stress and I caused myself more stress obviously. Ja, but two assailants came armed with knives, I fought my way out of it as it were but it was quite, as I said, touch and go,” said Mpofu.

Mpofu walked out of the hospital surrounded by his family. The advocate spent three days in high care.

On the day of the stubbing, Mpofu staggered 500 metres along the beach before three life guards helped him.

They bandaged the deep wound in his chest to stop the bleeding before the ambulance arrived.

"I just said you'll be ok, you must not panic, you are in safe hands now," said Simphiwe Felani, one of the lifeguards who came to Mpofu's rescue.

Although he says he is eager to get back to work, Mpofu also mentioned that doctors have told him to take it easy.

“I've been ordered to still look after myself for a couple of days but I am ready to go back to Joburg. Unfortunately with the problems with my lungs I've been forbidden from flying"

"I've been told I can't fly back I have to drive back so I will take it slowly and rest along the way," he said.

After scouring the beach for clues on Friday, police found Mpofu's wallet and credit cards.

No arrests have been made so far.

-eNCA

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