The outspoken South African politician Julius Malema stormed out of court today, saying he was being fitted up by the government.
Mr Malema has been a key supporter of the recent miners strikes.
Today he was in court on trial for money laundering, which, he said, was an attempt to silence him.
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.