Farmworkers die of home-made beer
Johannesburg - An inquest docket had been opened into the deaths of four farm workers after they apparently drank home-made beer, North West police said on Wednesday.
Spokesperson Thulani Ngubane said: "A man and three women, possibly a family, brewed a home-made beer concoction and consumed it on Sunday, but they all died after being admitted to hospital."
"We have a sample of the concoction and it's being tested for poisons in a laboratory.
"We're investigating all possibilities.
We're questioning the farm owner about visitors that day because they died at their home on the farm where they had worked.
"Perhaps someone visited the house and slipped something into the mixture, or perhaps there had been infighting among the workers."