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At Least 69 In Mozambique Are Dead After Drinking ‘Poisoned’ Beer. Is Crocodile Bile To Blame?






” At least 69 people who drank a homemade beer at a funeral in Mozambique over the weekend have died, health officials have announced. Authorities believe that the beer, a traditional millet-based brew called pombe, was poisoned during the course of the funeral.

  In addition to those who died, at least 169 people remain hospitalized, according to health officials. “As we prepared to determine the cause of death of people we began to receive a lot of people with diarrhea and other muscle aches. After that we began to receive dead bodies from several neighborhoods,” Paula Bernardo, a local health official in the country, told a state-run radio station in Mozambique.

  Officials believe that the brew was poisoned some time during the daylong funeral. Those who drank the brew only in the morning had no signs of illness, the Associated Press reported. But those who drank in the afternoon were sick by the next morning. The woman who brewed the beer was among the casualties, they reported.”


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Man Dragged By South Africa Police Vehicle Dies In Detention

” Independent police investigators are looking into the claims after video footage emerged showing a man being dragged along a road behind a police van.

The man, a 27-year-old from Mozambique, was later found dead in a police cell in Daveyton, Johannesburg, on Tuesday.

Officers have claimed they put the taxi driver in a police van in order to take him to a police station on the East Rand, and cannot explain how he later died.

But the video, obtained by South Africa’s Daily Sun newspaper, shows officers struggling to overpower a man – believed to be the taxi driver – before attaching him to a point at the rear of their vehicle and then driving off leaving him hanging outside. Less..”





SA Police Drag Man