Thirty people were this week poisoned at a sweet beer drinking party in Northern Malawi in Mzimba District,it has been learned.
Police Publicist for the Northern Region John Namalenga confirmed saying of the thirty twenty six were treated as outpateints and four were admitted at Mzimba District Hospital.
Sources at the village said ,as is the custom of the people, the bridegroom family of Easter Mvula in Chief Chindi’s area prepared the sweet beer to go to the bride’s family to see them.They cooked much of the sweet beer and left it unattended for it to cool down.
It is alleged that it is at this point that some people sneaked and poisoned the drink.
As is the custom , people started drinking at the bridegroom’s house . Soon it was dicovered that many people were having the same symptoms of stomach ache and were rushed to the hospital.
The opaque sweet beer is cooked during the dry season when people have harvested their crops.It is non alcoholic
Police have ,however ,said noone has been arrested for the incident.