A massive brawl involving 1200 children from various schools in Cape Town has resulted in 5 pupils being stabbed.
Wayne Dyason, spokesman for the City of Cape Town’s law enforcement, said the incident occurred on Friday afternoon in the southern suburb of Claremont at a Valentine’s continuation party.
The fight apparently began at the park in the area and moved on to the bus terminus.
Dyason also said alcohol is believed to have played a role in the incident, which involved high school students, some older than others.
Five children were stabbed and two were rushed to hospital, one suffered a stab wound to his abdomen. Weapons, pangas and alcohol was confiscated from the scene by police officers.
Law enforcement brought the situation under control and dispersed the crowds.