The striking miners gave working colleagues a deadline of 1 pm local time to leave the Karee mine, or face deadly retribution.
Julius Malema was applauded when he said the government has not intervened in the mines "because our leaders are involved in these mines”.
South African President Jacob Zuma declared a week of national mourning for striking miners killed in violence at the platinum mine.
South African President Zuma announces inquiry into deaths of 34 miners killed by police at Lonmin`s mine.
South Africa police moved in on striking workers who gathered on a rocky outcropping near the Lonmin PLC mine.
Day in Pics: 25th October
Showbiz World - October 25, 2014
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