Rubber bullets fired to disperse workers
Police fired rubber bullets to disperse a group of Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) mineworkers in Nkaneng, near Rustenburg, on Thursday.
The group had earlier gathered at the top of a hill, and had barricaded roads linking Rustenburg and Marikana with burning rocks and burning tyres.
Police used rubber bullets and teargas to disperse the crowd, but onlookers from the informal settlement started stoning the police vans and police had to call for reinforcements.
A number of police nyalas were at the informal settlement and police were positioned at the entrance to the informal settlement.
Workers at Amplats have been on a wild cat strike demanding R16,000 monthly salary.
Shops and cars have been burnt in incidents linked to the strike.