A MAN from Tsholotsho collapsed and died after downing three 750ml bottles of vodka at a local business centre.

Thembelani Ncube (23) of Maminya Line, under Chief Gampu was found dead on Saturday morning following a night of drinking with two friends.

A police source said a post mortem report suggested that Ncube could have died of excessive intake of alcohol.

He said there were marks on his body.

The deceased was last seen alive drinking beer with Surrender Moyo (56) and Tapson Moyo (35) on Friday night.

Surrender and Tapson slept on a concrete slab at the business centre and when they woke up the next morning, they left Ncube at the scene thinking that he was still too drunk to wake up.

Ncube’s body was discovered by his brother Freeman Ncube (25) who decided to search for him as he had not returned home the previous night. state media