A 54-year-old farmer has been shot and killed at the Spitskop small holdings near Thabazimbi in Limpopo.

According to Police spokesperson Moatshe Ngoepe, the body of Bertie Villiers was found with multiple gunshot wounds in a pool of blood by his son.

Ngoape says the deceased’s vehicle was later found abandoned some kilometres away from the crime scene.

“The police at Thabazimbi have launched a massive manhunt on the suspects who have attacked a 54-year-old farmer outside Thabazimbi yesterday (Friday). It is alleged that the body of the deceased was found lying at the kitchen. For now, it is not clear what was stolen, but police investigations are continuing,” says Ngoepe.

Police are calling upon all members of the community to come forward with information which could lead to the apprehension of suspects.