/ 25 April 2013

Mpofu to return to Farlam comission this week

Mpofu To Return To Farlam Comission This Week

Advocate Dali Mpofu is expected to rejoin the Farlam commission of inquiry this week.

Commission chairperson, retired judge Ian Farlam, said he will return to the commission on Friday. 

Mpofu represents Lonmin mineworkers who were injured and arrested during wage-related unrest in Marikana in August last year. He was stabbed in an apparent robbery in East London three weeks ago.

Oral arguments about whether to move the commission from Rustenburg to Pretoria or Johannesburg would now take place on Friday, said Farlam.

Mpofu brought the application for the move several weeks ago, submitting that he and his team were spending a significant amount of money and time travelling to commission meetings. Karabo Kgoroeadira, from the Bapo ba Mogale community, has opposed the move.

The commission is investigating the circumstances surrounding the deaths of 44 people during the Marikana strike.Thirty-four mineworkers were shot dead on August 16, and 10 more were killed in the preceding week. – Sapa