A suspected juju scare has sent panic among school children at Chipinge High School and residents of the surrounding area.

It was indeed a real life drama at the entrance gate of the school when an unusual live chicken donned with red, white and black cloth stayed for hours.

Added to the scene was the presence of a bowel stained with blood that was near the chicken.

Panicky residents, who could not finger the orchestrator of the alleged mysterious phenomena, suspected the items were left for ritual purposes.

It took the intervention of a local traditional healer who administered some vodoo to have the chicken move away and the bowl removed.

The wacky occurrence comes in the backdrop of impending School Development Committee (SDC) elections, prompting residents to speculate on whether the ritual was intended for that or merely targeting an individual at the school.