A man had drunk himself to death over Christmas. Themba Moyo (58) of Bulilima man drank undiluted spirits on Christmas Day and on December 26 without taking any food.
Superintendent Pedzai Dzindimu said Moyo started complaining of stomach pains and died three days later.

“A man is suspected to have died because of excessive drinking. Themba Moyo consumed undiluted spirits and hot stuff over two days non-stop. Over those two days he didn’t eat anything. He later started complaining of stomach pains but didn’t seek any medical attention. On 29 December he went to work in the fields in the morning together with his family,” he said. 

Supt Dzindimu said on their way back home at around 10AM Moyo collapsed and died on the spot. He said Moyo’s body was taken to Plumtree District Hospital Mortuary where it was awaiting post-mortem.

He said preliminary investigations had shown that Moyo had died as a result of excessive drinking.