VIDEO: Joy as Marikana miners freed At Ga-Rankuwa in North West, 162 of the 270 miners arrested following the Marikana shootings of August 16 were released after the State withdrew charges of murder and attempted murder against the whole group. September 4 2012 at 09:42am Related Stories Comment Guidelines Please read our comment guidelines. Login and register, if you haven’ t already. Write your comment in the block below and click (Post As) Has a comment offended you? Hover your mouse over the comment and wait until a small triangle appears on the right-hand side. Click triangle () and select "Flag as inappropriate". Our moderators will take action if need be.