25 October 2016 Last updated at: 9:34 AM
Man drinks himself to death
A 32 year-old man in Nkhotakota district has died after taking too much Kachasu on an empty stomach.
Nkhotakota Police Public Relations Officer Sub Inspector Williams Kaponda has identified the deceased as Justin Malenga who died in the evening of Sunday.
According Kaponda, late Malenga was a well-known Kachasu addict in the village.
“On the fateful day, the deceased was seen drinking Kachasu beer and all of a sudden he fell down and was instantly rushed to Nkhotakota district hospital,” said Kaponda.
Upon arrival at the hospital, doctors pronounced him dead and postmortem showed that he died due to excessive beer drinking on empty stomach.
Meanwhile police in Nkhotakota are appealing to the general public to stop the tendency of drinking Kachasu on empty stomach to avoid similar incidents.
The deceased hailed from Malenga village, Senior Chief Malengachanzi in Nkhotakota district.