The South African Police Service Tactical Response Team in Pietermaritzburg, received information that a homestead in Dududu was making fake alcohol. As they arrived the suspects spotted the vehicles and fled the scene.
Police officers found 20 cases of sealed fake alcohol labeled as “Smirnoff Vodka” and hundreds of empty bottles that were about to be filled. There were also two drums of alcohol on the scene.
Last week Northern Cape couple die ‘after consuming home-brewed beer’
Northern Cape police suspect that two people may have died from drinking homemade beer.
The couple died in Port Nolloth at the weekend. Brig Mohale Ramatseba said the 42-year-old woman was first to die. She was found deceased in their flat.
“A 54-year-old man was found seriously ill. He later died in hospital,” Ramatseba said.
“Two empty bottles of homemade brew has been seized for forensic tests,” he added.Police were investigating the cause of the fatalities.
This incident comes as SA has endured more than a month of the lockdown, which bans the sale and movement of the alcohol and cigarettes.