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International students robbed of passports in Mamelodi East

Two women were injured when armed robbers attacked a group of students and professors at the Viva Foundation School in Lusaka, Mamelodi East.

The group from the University of Florida in the United States told eNCA that six suspects ordered everyone, including the Grade ones to lie on the ground as they robbed them.

One woman, who was a passerby was shot twice in the arm and the other, from the school was pistol whipped in the head during the 10-minute ordeal, relieving them of their laptops, cellphones, cameras, passports, plane tickets, bags and US dollars.

Brigadier Mathapelo Peters from the Gauteng Provincial head office said the suspects allegedly fired shots randomly to threaten the group before making their getaway in a white Toyota Quantum with no licence plates.

Gauteng police have launched a massive manhunt and are appealing to anyone with information to come forward.