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.

Police try to control the crowds.

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.

Items confiscated from students.

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.

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