Two die due to excessive Kachaso drinking

Police in southern Malawi are patting each other on the back for recording no road accident during the Christmas festive season but two people died due to excessive drinking of alcohol during the same period.

Limbe deputy public relations officer Betetsai Zembeneko said Luka Chitekesa, 60, from Machinjiri in Blantyre went to a Kachaso (locally distilled gin) drinking place on Boxing Day and ordered a 200mls full of the alcoholic drink.

After finishing, he bought another bottle full of the stuff before collapsing and died.

Post-mortem at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Zembeneko said, showed he died of excessive drinking on empty stomach.

He also said a lady from Bvumbwe in Thyolo also died of excessive drinking of kachaso after she drunk during tombstone unveiling in her area.

“We are calling on people to drink responsibly during this festive season,” he said.

Spokesperson for the police in the south says on the other hand, motorists should continue to be careful on the roads so that no accident should be recorded during the New Year festive season.

Central and northern regions are yet to release their data on road accidents during the Christmas period.

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10 thoughts on “Two die due to excessive Kachaso drinking”

  1. Sapitwa says:

    One died of taking excessive and the one of drinking on an empty stomach. Is this postmortem enough to conclude the cause of death? I have my reservations. My experience from my childhood when I witnessed such people was that some did not like taking the stuff after having eaten food. This was to avoid vomiting. They drunk in this way for many years and still survived. Those that drunk excessively just got too much drunk on any day they drunk that way. They either dragged themselves home or slept on the wayside or just slept on the spot. They survived many years drinking in this way. Give us the detailed postmortems when someone dies in this way. We don’t hear results being this way when people die after drinking Chibuku or Carlsberg.

  2. Amosi kalanje says:

    Hm Hm koma alopwana still loading

  3. kwalewera Zinyemba says:

    The way Chrismas is celebrated speaks volumes about the origin of the occassion. Heathen things can not be christianized. Let us read the Bible to understand how we can honour Jesus, ni what we are doing.

  4. Anthu akuda says:

    Kaletu maliro achitsiru amakataya padziwe atamangirila mwala. Kulibe mitsinje ya maiwe akuya mdera limenero? Usavutika kukumba manda. Basi nkhani yatha.

  5. mtubzitubzu kumputa mkunkhudza says:

    Do we really know the meaning of chrismas?If we spent our time in bars it means is the day when a certain chief who was kept behind bars for burning bible was realised from jail.

  6. Bonkers says:

    Mizimu yawo iwuse mumtendere

  7. ngongoliwa says:

    Alomwe koma, mpaka mzimayi kumwa kachasu??
    U can’t find such things ku mpoto no no no no

  8. Peter Ibu Lhomwe says:

    AHLOMWE tsopano. Kodi United States of Thyolo-Mulanje ikuyenda bwanji???

  9. The Most Concerned says:

    Killed by own money…. Thts the fruit of Sin.

  10. anadimba says:

    what axmas.mkhristu akhale ngati mbeu Ambuye. Mtsrip.

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