A 38-year-old Chiweshe man drowned in a flooded Mazamba River on Saturday night while on his way to buy Kachasu. The man tried to wade across the raging stream only to be swept away.
The body of Brian Muchemwa of Mfuka Village under Chief Chiweshe was found floating in the river on Tuesday, three days after he tried to cross the flooded river.
Mashonaland Central provincial police spokesperson Inspector Milton Mundembe confirmed the incident. He said:
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I can confirm the death of a kachasu imbiber Brian Muchemwa, who drowned in a river in Chiweshe on Saturday night while trying to cross to the next village to drink beer. The body was retrieved on Tuesday and it was in a decomposing state.
… Tragedy struck after Muchemwa refused to abandon the trip when heavy rains started to fall. The two were going for their usual beer drink, but they parted ways when Zanamwe sought shelter, while the latter kept going.