Covid-19: SA couple dies allegedly after consuming homemade alcohol

Covid-19: SA couple dies allegedly after consuming homemade alcohol

- A Northern Cape couple has died and the cause of the incident is suspected to be homemade beer

- The pair died in Port Nolloth over the past weekend after allegedly consuming their concoction

- This comes as the nation continues to endure a ban on alcohol and tobacco, prompting citizens to seek out their own solutions to enjoying their respective vices

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In a tragic incident that could well have been avoided, two citizens have died after drinking their own homemade beer.

SowetanLIVE reports that the Northern Cape couple died in Port Nolloth over the past weekend.

Brigadier Mohale Ramatseba commented that the 42-year-old woman was found deceased in their flat, while the seriously ill 54-year-old man died later on in the hospital.

Two empty bottles of homemade beer had been found in the flat and have since been seized for forensic testing with police investigating the cause of their untimely deaths.

As of Tuesday, South Africans would have endured 40 days of lockdown with strict bans on the sale of alcohol and cigarettes in place.

READ ALSO: Coronavirus: Ramaphosa defends u-turn on cigarettes, Dlamini-Zuma reported that citizens had resorted to brewing their own alcoholic beverages to satisfy their vice cravings, with a popular option including pineapple.

The sudden interest in the unassuming fruit has seen sales skyrocketing as Mzansi makes their own plan to enjoy a cold one, but this incident has highlighted the dangers of consuming homemade booze.

Numerous citizens support the call for the ban on both alcohol and cigarettes to be lifted, but the government remains committed to keeping these measures firmly in place in the face of the coronavirus.

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