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Mother of murdered Uitsig pupil tried to protect him

Brigitte Langley says a group of around 10 men used an axe & a homemade claw-like weapon to kill her son.

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

CAPE TOWN -The mother of a grade 11 Uitsig High School pupil, who was hacked to death at the weekend, has told Eyewitness News she threw herself on top of him in a bid to protect him.

Brigitte Langley says her son Justin had words with some men on the streets of Uitsig after 2am yesterday morning.

Langley 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.

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