Striking mineworkers march outside Lonmin's Marikana mine in North West Province as they await the arrival of freed colleagues.

South African miners, arrested after the Marikana shooting, have been released by a Pretoria court while key players refused to sign a deal to end a deadly strike.

More than a 100 miners were held in a South African jail after being charged last week under an obscure apartheid-era security law with murdering their fellow miners, after video footage indicated that police had fired on the strikers.

On Thursday, a key union representing the strikers as well as other non-unionised workers refused to sign a peace accord to resume wage negotiations, saying that it would force them to end their strike.

Al Jazeera's Tania Page reports from Marikana, North West province.