The love of beer turned fatal after a man in Filabusi, a town in the Matabeleland South Province of Zimbabwe was beaten to death for drinking his friend’s beer without permission.

According to the local state-owned publication, the Chronicle, the incident occurred in Filabusi where an angry Melusi Ngwenya (32) of Lunyame Village is alleged to have killed Sibusiso Dube (28) after striking him on the head with a brick for drinking his beer without his permission.  He was arrested for the offence soon after.

Ngwenya appeared before Gwanda magistrate, Miss Lerato Nyathi facing a murder charge. Outlining the case against Ngwenya, the state prosecutor told the court,

However, the issue flared up again when the trio was heading home. Ngwenya was still feeling bitter about his beer and attacked Dube with a brick. Dube was rushed to the local clinic by Ndlovu, but was unfortunately, pronounced dead on arrival.

Ngwenya was remanded in custody to November 10, 2020, for trial. Source: Zimbabwean Chronicle