May 25, 2019
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Man drinks too much Musombodhiya, dies in his sleep

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A Mazowe man has become the latest victim of the illegal and highly potent alcoholic brew Musombodhiya after died in his sleep on Thursday night following heavy drinking.

Walter Masasire (33) was found dead yesterday morning in his bedroom at a farm compound in Mazowe where he lived and worked, a development which Mashonaland Central provincial police spokesperson Inspector Milton Mundembe has confirmed.

“I can confirm a case of sudden death in Mazowe where a male adult died due to excessive alcohol content in his body, the man was drinking an illicit beer called musombodhiya and was discovered the following morning that he had died after retiring to bed,” Mundembe said.

The late man’s brother, Sauro Mapfumo (32), said he found Walter dead yesterday morning after a night of heavy drinking on the farm compound.

“My brother was a heavy drinker and on the date in question I warned him not to take too much musombo, but he did not listen to me. We went to bed around 10pm and on Friday morning around 11am we thought he was still asleep. I went to check on him and I found him dead. I then filed a police report at Mazowe police base,” he told NewsDay.

Police warned people to shun drinking illicit brews.

“We are warning the general public not to consume unregistered beer as the after effects will not be known to them, in many cases it leads to death so it is better to save life by not taking the illicit beers.”

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