Supporters of the released mine workers
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Last South African miners freed after charges dropped

The second and final batch of South African miners have been freed after controversial murder charges were dropped following a national outcry.

The 106 miners are set to return to the Marikana mine, where police shot dead 34 striking workers last month.

A militant union has refused to sign a "peace accord" with the government and mine owner Lonmin, insisting that it will remain on strike until its pay demands are met.

Karen Allen reports.

  • 07 Sep 2012
  • From the section Africa
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