South African ministers have outlined a security crackdown on "illegal gatherings" of miners at a meeting deciding on the security strategy for mines. "The mining industry is at stake", says the Justice minister.
They say their warnings are aimed at outsiders stirring up trouble - which appear to be directed at Julius Malema - are not actually directed at Julius Malema.
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.