A PAUSE: An ultimatum for workers to return from a company that employed 34 protesting miners killed in a police shooting has been postponed.

LINE DRAWN: Managers of Lonmin PLC platinum mine had ordered strikers to report for duty by 7 a.m. Tuesday or be fired, even as some family members still were searching for missing loved ones, not knowing whether they were dead or alive. However, no striking miners will be fired, a spokesman for the presidency told The Associated Press.

FALSE HOPES: Workers had been on strike over wages. Two men who survived a mass shooting say a traditional healer told the strikers that police bullets would not harm them if they used traditional medicine, according to a South African newspaper.