Group village headman Chinkhoma from Traditional Authority Njombwa in central region district of Kasungu died Monday after due to excessive intake of illicit gin, Kachasu.
Kasungu Police Station spokesperson, Edna Mzingwitsa said said Sapita Malekhaya, 60, was known for binge drinking and on the fateful day the Group village head Chinkhoma took alcohol on an empty stomach
Postmortem also confirmed that the chief lost his life due to hypoglycemia.
“On December 25 he was last seen drinking alcohol and was ferried home by well-wishers. On December 28 his son found him dead in his house,” said Mzingwitsa.
Police are, therefore, appealing to members of the community to avoid taking excessive beer on an empty stomach to avoid similar deaths.