A 90-year-old man, Ntumbu Ndlovu, collapsed and died shortly after a store had run out of his favourite beer.
The Zimbabwean man reportedly left his home, around 5pm, headed for his niece’s house in the same Hungwe village to collect his groceries which he had left there earlier, reports iharare.
A family member, Ethel Tshuma, said the deceased was a habitual drinker, who loved a brand of opaque beer and had no health problems except for the fact that he was advanced in age.
He said, “Ndlovu got to Cingo Business Center on his way to Sithandekile Tshuma’s homestead, his niece. He passed by the shops to buy beer but discovered that the shop keeper did not have it in stock. He left the shop in a rush but collapsed and died about 50 meters from the entrance,” said Tshuma
“He was advanced in age but he was still physically fit and could do a number of household duties without much difficulty. He loved to walk to the shops, buy a beer and walk back home and drink it under a shade”, she said.
Tshuma revealed that the shopkeeper did not notice the old man laying face down until a villager passed by and raised an alarm.