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Uitsig community to mourn Langley deaths

A memorial service for murdered Uitsig teen Justin Langley & his uncle Barend will be held on Sunday.

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

CAPE TOWN - A memorial service will be held on Sunday for two Uitsig family members who were killed in the area this month.

Seventeen-year-old Justin Langley was hacked to death near his Uitsig home earlier this week, after confronting a group of men he'd accused of attacking a relative.

His uncle, 27-year-old Barend Langley tried to protect him but was stabbed multiple times.

He succumbed to his injuries in hospital on Thursday night.

Bridget Langley, who's lost her son and brother in a matter of days, says the upcoming festive season will be the family's saddest one yet.

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Family, friends and community members on Friday gathered at the Uitsig flat, to support Langley and her elderly mother.

Langley says besides taking care of his two-year-old daughter, her brother Barend was their family's breadwinner.

"I didn't have to work because he was working for me and my kids. He was everything for us."

Six suspects, including two minors, have been taken into custody and will make their second appearance in the Goodwood Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

The Uitsig community has since rallied behind the family in support and say they're praying those responsible will not be granted bail.