‘Homemade beer’ kills Northern Cape couple

‘Homemade beer’ kills Northern Cape couple

Police in the Northern Cape believe homemade beer could be behind the deaths of a 54-year-old man and a 42-year-old woman in Port Nolloth.

Beers at home
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The couple died over the weekend.


Investigators found two empty bottles of a home-brewed beer at the scene.

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Provincial police spokesperson Mohale Ramatseba says the beer has been sent for forensic testing.


"A 42-year-old woman was found dead in the flat and the 54-year-old man was found in pain yesterday and was rushed to hospital where later died."


The deaths come amid a ban on the sale of alcohol as government battles to bring the number of coronavirus infections under control.  

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