eNCA reports that police in Rustenburg embarked on an operation last night to rid the area of guns and weapons at all the major platinum mines. The operation saw more than five hundred officers being deployed to mines, inclusive of those of Impala Platinum (Implats), Lonmin and Anglo American Platinum (Amplats). A similar raid was done last September, a month after 34 miners were killed in a clash with police. The SAPS said this is an ongoing campaign to end the violence plaguing the area. Tensions between rival unions the NUM and Amcu rose once again this week following the murders of three people last weekend.