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6 suspects arrested for Uitsig teen's murder

Justin Langley's mother says the attackers used an axe and a homemade claw-like weapon to mutilate the teen.

Uitsig community members gather at the spot where a grade 11 pupil was murdered on 9 November 2014. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape police say six men have been arrested in connection with the murder of an Uitsig teenager.

Seventeen-year-old Justin Langley was reportedly hacked to death in Uitsig, near Ravensmead in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Several angry community members gathered earlier today at the spot where Langley was killed.

The police's Frederick van Wyk says, "Six suspects between the ages of 18 and 31 were arrested by Ravensmead police."

He says the suspects are due to make an appearance at the Goodwood Magistrate Court.

The teen's mother Brigitte Langley told Eyewitness News she threw herself on top of her son in a bid to protect him.

She says her son had words with some men on the streets of Uitsig shortly after 2am on Sunday morning.

She claims a group of about 10 men then started attacking her child in front of her.

"I had no chance because I was lying on top of him and all of them came to kill me also. A man also came and told them [the attackers] 'why are you doing this that is just a child'."

She says they used an axe and a homemade claw-like weapon to mutilate the teen.

Brigitte says her son was well-loved by his peers and was vehemently opposed to gangs and drugs.