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.
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.