Police warn against home-made beer during lockdown

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Police warn against home-made beer during lockdown
KHAWULEZA MAMA: Mpumalanga police boss General Mondli Zuma says those selling home-brewed beer will soon be arrested. PICTURE BY IOL

The cops said they are aware about some homes resorting to brewing their own beer despite Covid-19 rules.


The police in Mpumalanga have warned that they will arrest people who brew beer from their homes during the lockdown period.

Police boss Lieutenant-General Mondli Zuma said they received information about the homes that brew and sell Umqombothi and other home-made brewed intoxications and that actions will be taken on those.

Google SA reported that searches for “homemade alcohol” increased since President Cyril Ramaphosa announced an extended two-week to the lockdown.

Google said the searches of how to make your own alcohol, which involves the use of sorghum, pineapple, ginger, etc, was one of the top searches in South Africa.

Mpumalanga, Free State, North West and Limpopo showed high levels of interest in “homemade alcohol”.

Related search queries for “homemade alcohol” included “homemade beer recipes South Africa”, “can homemade pineapple beer make you drunk”, “homemade gin”, “homemade alcoholic pineapple beer” and “how to make alcohol at home fast”.

Zuma said they received information about the homes that brew and sell Umqombothi and they are about to be arrested.

He said selling home-made liquor is illegal.

(edited by ZK)

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