Johannesburg - A march will be held next week in support of the Lonmin Marikana mine workers, the Cape Town Marikana Solidarity committee said on Saturday.
"The aim of the march is firstly to condemn the massacre and to call for the immediate release of the arrested strikers," spokesperson Martin Jansen said in a statement.
Jansen said the committee was also calling for an independent commission into the killing of 34 Marikana mine workers.
"We call for an independent commission into the massacre that also hears the testimony of workers from all the mines and from mining communities," said Jansen.
On August 16, police opened fire on striking workers gathered on a hill near Lonmin's Marikana mine, North West.
Thirty-four miners were killed and 78 were wounded.
The miners who were arrested were initially charged with public violence but on Thursday, the NPA announced they would also face murder and attempted murder charges for the deaths of their colleagues.