Man dies after consuming entire bottle of Jägermeister in drinking competition. A man died after allegedly participating in a ‘drinking competition’ that saw him drink an entire bottle of Jägermeister.
The ‘competition’ took place on Sunday evening at a local liquor outlets in Mashamba village, outside Louis Trichardt. Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said the competitors were allegedly told they could win R200 if they drank the entire bottle within a specified time.
“One of them immediately collapsed thereafter and was taken to the local clinic where he was certified dead,” Mojapelo said.
Police are investigating the incident.
According to police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo, police are investigating an inquest.
“Police in Waterval outside Louis Trichardt have opened a case of inquest following an incident of apparent misuse of alcohol that took place at one of the local liquor outlets at Mashamba village where the patrons allegedly participated in what they called a “drinking competition”. The winner who could consume the entire bottle of Jagermeister within a specified time, would get R200.00 cash. One of them immediately collapsed thereafter and was taken to the local clinic where he was certified dead.”
Mojapelo said the incident allegedly happened on Sunday 10 July 2022 at about 23h30. Police investigations are continuing.
The South African contacted the owner of the tavern for more information but without success.