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Uitsig pupil's murder 'incomprehensible'

Justin Langley was reportedly hacked to death in Uitsig in the early hours of Sunday morning.

A photograph of Justin Langley who was murdered on 9 November, 2014. Picture: Lauren Isaacs/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - An Uitsig Secondary School teacher says the murder of one of her pupils is incomprehensible.

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

Deputy Principal Leana Le Breton says Langley didn't deserve to die such a violent death.

"He was the most helpful person you could find. He would help our feeding scheme lady carry the pots, help the general assistant carry heavy equipment and not because anyone asked, he would offer."

Langley's mother says 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 said they used an axe and a homemade claw-like weapon to mutilate the teen

Meanwhile, the case against four Uitsig men and two minors accused of the murder has been postponed in the Goodwood Magistrates Court.