Uitsig victim's daughter asks, 'Mommy, when is daddy coming home?'

Barend Langley’s girlfriend can't bring herself to tell their daughter she won't ever see her father again.

Bridget Langley, mother of murdered Uitsig teenager Justin Langley, weeps during a joint memorial service for her son and her brother Barend on 16 November 2014. Picture: Aletta Gardner/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The girlfriend of murdered Uitsig man Barend Langley says she can't bring herself to tell their daughter she will never see her father again.

Langley died in hospital last week after being stabbed multiple times in an attack by a group in the area.

He was trying to protect his teenage nephew, Justin Langley, who was hacked to death in the attack.

A memorial service was held for the two on Sunday.

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Langley's girlfriend says she'd spent six wonderful years with him.

The couple have a two-year-old daughter.

She says trying to deal with Langley's brutal murder has been difficult and she's still trying to tell their daughter her father will never return home.

"She says, 'Mommy, when is daddy coming? Is daddy going to bring me chocolate?'"

Friends and family of the uncle and nephew held a memorial service for the two, who were killed after a confrontation with alleged gangters.

Six people have since been arrested in connection with the attack and will appear in court again on Tuesday.