A friend of the couple told The Sun that the couple enjoyed having a drink after work and blamed the South African Government’s ban on alcohol for their death.
“Everyone is making their own beer so Tony did as well but it seems something went terribly wrong with the brew and that they both collapsed and died very senseless deaths,” Tommy Bancroft told The Sun.
As well as the controversial ban on the sale of alcohol, the South African Government has also banned cigarette sales.
Professor Salim Abdool Karim, one of the government’s top health advisers in the COVID-19 pandemic, defended the alcohol ban last week, saying alcohol is a significant contributing factor to violent crime and road accidents in South Africa and banning its sale has reduced pressure on medical services.
Others have argued that alcohol should still be sold, but for consumption at home only.
Major brewers like South African Breweries (SAB) say they have lost millions of dollars since the ban came into place, having to destroy most of their stock.
The transport of alcohol has also been banned in the country, with thousands of jobs affected as well.
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