Uitsig murder case: Relatives of accused receive death threats

The Ravensmead CPF has condemned the threats saying the community does not need any more violence.

Barend Langley is survived by his partner Viroscar Josephs and their daughter Barencia Langley. Picture: Aletta Gardner/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Relatives of six people accused of the murder of an Uitsig teenager and his uncle say they've received death threats.

17-year-old Justin Langley was hacked to death in Uitsig almost two weeks ago.

Barend Langley was also stabbed in the attack and died a few days later from his injuries.

The six accused, including two minors, appeared in the Goodwood Magistrates Court on Tuesday where the case was postponed to 2 December.

As the deceased's friends and family members chanted "no bail for murderers" outside court yesterday, a relative of one of the accused cried as she told Eyewitness News she received death threats.

The Ravensmead Community Policing Forum's David van Wyk has condemned the threats.

"We don't need any more violence. We need to stop violence in our area."

Justin and Barend Langley will be laid to rest in Uitsig on Saturday.

The mother of the grade 11 Uitsig High School pupil 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 on 10 November.

Langley claims a group of about 10 men then began 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 the attackers 'why are you doing this? he 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.