A MVURWI Town Council worker, Gumburai Magunde, was found dead on the roadside yesterday after he allegedly consumed too much of an illicit home-made beer, popularly known as kachasu.
Kachasu also known as Lutuku is an illegal traditional distilled beverage from about 20 to 30% ethanol. Other studies on the beverage have found alcohol contents as high as 70%.
He is alleged to have collapsed and died while on his way home at night. Passersby discovered his body in the morning and filed a police report.
Mashonaland Central acting police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Naison Dhliwayo confirmed the case and warned people to shun illicit brews.
“I can confirm a case of sudden death in Mvurwi, which was caused by taking too much kachasu,” he said. – Online 🔺