The first of the remaining 170 South African miners being held on suspicion of murder following strikes and protests at a Lonmin platinum mine have been released.
Following the miners release there were scenes of celebration with singing and dancing.
The standoff between striking miners and South African authorities hardened as workers rejected a new deal and 'gatherings' were banned.
The expelled ANC firebrand politician Julius Malema tells ITV News black South Africans are worse off now than they were during apartheid.
Fifty of the South African miners who were charged with the murder of their colleagues have celebrated their freedom outside a courthouse.