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Community up in arms after Uitsig teen hacked to death

A group of people allegedly hacked a grade 11 pupil to death in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Uitsig community members gather at the spot where a grade 11 pupil was murdered on 9 November. Picture: Giovanna Gerbi/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Several Uitsig High School learners are paying tribute to a pupil who was murdered near the school premises at the weekend.

The school principal says the grade 11 pupil reportedly questioned some people on the streets about an attack on a family member.

The group then allegedly turned on the pupil and hacked him to death in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The school's principal Benjamin Philander says his classmates are devastated.

"Some of the learners feel that we need to go to the place where he was hacked to death and erect a cross there with some flowers."