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Uitsig murders: Victims to be laid to rest today

Two Uitsig relatives who died following a brutal attack will be laid to rest later today.

Two Uitsig relatives who died are being buried today, 22 November 14. Picture: Siyabonga Sesant/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Two Uitsig relatives who died following a brutal attack in the area will be laid to rest later today.

Seventeen-year-old Justin Langley was hacked to death near his Uitsig home in Cape Town two weeks ago after confronting a group of men he accused of attacking a relative.

His 27-year-old uncle, Barend Langley, was wounded while trying to protect him and later died in hospital.

Six suspects, including two minors, were arrested shortly after the attack and are currently behind bars.

They're due back in court next month.

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

They say there's no place for murderers in their community.

The Ravensmead Community Policing Forum's David van Wyk says today is going to be one of the hardest days for the Langley family.

"The family is still in shock and they will need the support of the community, they will get closure when the funeral is over."

Yesterday Cape Town authorities moved into two of the city's most gang-stricken areas.

Eyewitness News accompanied Metro Police on patrols in Manenberg and Hanover Park.

The areas have seen a spike in gang violence in recent weeks.

Metro Police along with the South African Police Service and traffic officials have saturated the areas.

Authorities say they've confiscated about eight guns in these areas in the past two weeks.