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Uitsig double murder accused appear in court

The matter is being heard in camera because one of the five accused is a minor.

FILE: A photograph of Justin Langley who was murdered last month. Picture: Lauren Isaacs/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The five suspects accused of killing an Uitsig teenager and his uncle have denied that they knew the two men.

Last month, 17-year-old Justin Langley was hacked to death after approaching a group of men.

He was allegedly defending his uncle, 27-year-old Barren Langley, who was also stabbed in the attack and died a short while later in hospital.

The five accused today told the Goodwood Magistrates Court they do not know the deceased.

The matter is being heard in camera because one of the accused is a minor.

Uitsig community leader, David van Wyk, says some family members, including Justin's mother, have been allowed in court.

The five accused are charged with murdering Justin and Barren with an axe and a claw-like weapon.

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.

Video: Uitsig mourns Justin and Barren Langley