The farming community is calling on the police to leave no stone unturned in finding the killers of a man from Robertson.

Peter October was allegedly beaten to death on a farm last week.

According to media reports, he was caught stealing grapes on the property.

The police confirmed that they’ve launched an investigation.

“Robertson police are investigating a case of murder following the discovery of a body in the bushes. The deceased was reported missing by his family on Wednesday. No arrest has been effected at this point, Robertson police are following all possible leads”, Ndakhe Gwala.

The Rural and Farmworkers Development Organization has condemned the attack on the 55-year-old.

Executive Director, Billy Claasen says the case needs to be prioritised.

“A lot of allegations and rumours are going around as to who is responsible for his death, but we will leave that to the Investigation team of the SAPS. We call on the Police and courts to do their work properly and also to impose a harsher sentence for crimes like these so that these kinds of evil attacks in the Agricultural industry stop. We call on the Provincial Commissioner of SAPS to appoint a Provincial team of Detectives to investigate this poor man’s death”.