Johannesburg - Police ordered marching miners in Marikana to disperse on Sunday because they were gathering illegally, eNews has reported.
Miners were marching on the Rustenburg police station.
Ten police nyalas and a water cannon were deployed to disperse them.
Miners were mostly unarmed, but a few carried tree branches.
They complied with the order and headed back to a nearby informal settlement, according to the broadcaster.
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