Uitsig murders: Case postponed

The six suspects, including two minors, will return to court on 2 December.

FILE: Community members chant 'no bail' outside court where Justin Langley's alleged killers appeared on 11 November 2014. Picture: Lauren Isaacs/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The case against six suspects accused of the murder of two Uitsig relatives has been postponed.

Justin Langley's aunt earlier confirmed this to Eyewitness News .

Seventeen-year-old Justin Langley was hacked to death earlier this month after he confronted a group of men he'd accused of attacking a relative.

The boy's uncle, Barend Langley, tried to protect him during the assault in the early hours of 9 November but was also attacked.

He later died from his injuries.

Bridget Langley, mother of murdered Uitsig teenager Justin.

The teenager's aunt has speculated the case may have been postponed because the court only learned of the second death today.

Over 700 residents have signed a petition in protest against the accused being released on bail.

They say there is no place for murderers in their community.

At the same time, the Langley family has accused an investigating officer of failing to treat the case with the seriousness it requires.

Justin Langley was hacked to death by a group of men two weeks ago.

Six suspects, including two minors, appeared in camera in the Goodwood Magistrates Court today.

Friends and family stormed into the Ravensmead Police Station today to request that a different investigating officer take over the case.

The Ravensmead Community Policing Forum's David van Wyk says the family insists it was the investigating officer's duty to inform the court of Barend's death so that charges could be amended.

The matter is being heard behind closed doors because two of the accused are minors.

They are due back in court on 2 December.