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by Andile Tshuma and Michelle Zvanyanya 04/07/19

THREE Sikhulile High School pupils in Bulawayo were rushed to hospital after they were injured during a school gang war yesterday morning. Teachers at the school were in panic as bloodied pupils were ferried to hospital in an ambulance. One pupil was bleeding profusely from a stab wound on the neck. Police had to be called in and they rounded up some of the gang members. The clashes were between a gang called the Russians and the other called the Orlandos. Lobengula suburb residents said the gang wars had become a menace in the area and were being fueled by school leavers who were recruiting pupils. Bulawayo police spokesperson, Inspector Abednico Ncube, confirmed the Sikhulile High School incident and said measures should be taken to prevent such acts. Acting Chief Fire and Ambulance officer, Mr Lynos Phiri said the City Council Ambulance services were called to the school yesterday morning after pupils clashed. He said it was important for pupils not to spoil their records by being arrested.