Cape mother wants justice for son's murder

2014-11-11 20:18

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Cape Town – A Cape Town mother is calling for justice after her son was hacked to death by a group of men, according to reports.

Six men, aged 18 to 31, have been arrested for the murder of Justin Langley in Uitsig, according to Eyewitness News.

EWN reported that the 17-year-old youth was attacked after he confronted a group of men early on Sunday morning, about a previous attack on a relative.

His mother Brigitte, who was with him at the time, said she had thrown herself on him in order to protect her son.

A distraught Langley told the Cape Times that the men had used an axe and knives to stab him in the heart and in his throat.

Justine, who was described as respectable boy with good manners by his school’s principal, was a candidate for headboy at Uitsig High School, according to the morning newspaper.

Principal Benjamin Philander told the Cape Times that the entire school body was shocked by the killing.

Police spokesperson Frederick van Wyk said six people were arrested by Ravensmead police. The men were supposed to have appeared on Tuesday, but the case was postponed. 

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