Strange ‘fellow’ in beer…Man finds rotting lizard in Scud

LIZARD IN SCUD NEW

Pamela Shumba Senior Reporter—
A normal outing turned into a nightmare for a Bulawayo man after he saw a rotten lizard floating in an opaque beer container from which he was drinking at a bar in Emganwini on Monday night. Amos Chinaka, 49, a security guard in Belmont, vomited and later fell ill after he nearly swallowed the dead lizard in the container, also known as Scud.

He told Chronicle yesterday that he was shocked and disappointed that Delta Beverages had failed to address the problem of contamination of their product.

“I was drinking Scud as usual at Prospect Bottle Store at around 4.30PM in Emganwini with my drinking mates. I usually don’t like sharing my beer so I had the whole container to myself. I could smell a different reek from the container but I ignored it,” said Chinaka.
“When I had almost finished the beer I felt that the container was still a bit heavy and I decided to offload all its contents into my mouth. I jumped in shock when I saw a dead lizard in my mouth as I held the container.”

Chinaka said he decided to have a closer look and immediately started vomiting when he discovered that it was indeed a dead and rotting lizard.

He said he confronted the barman after discovering the reptile, who apologised but indicated that the product was from Delta Beverages.
“I asked to see the manager and I was told to come back the next day as they had called a sales representative from Delta to come and explain. On Tuesday I went back to the bar and I was told to wait but the sales representative did not turn up until I had to rush to work.

“I used to read stories about funny objects being found in Scud containers and I thought people were making up stories. I have discovered it’s true that Delta is not doing its job and this is dangerous to our health,” said Chinaka.

He added: “Since that day, my stomach has been giving me problems and my eyes are continuously itching. I have not managed to seek medical attention because I don’t have the money. I therefore want Delta to take me to a doctor and pay all the expenses.”

A number of reports have been made to Delta, following the discovery of objects such as used condoms and sanitary pads, grass and rats, exposing the manufacturer’s apparent laxity on hygiene.

A Delta official who works in the section that is responsible for the quality of the manufacturer’s products confirmed receiving the report, but could not immediately comment on it.

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  • Shumba

    Natha ingwebu next time.

  • Seles

    At least it proved that lizrads can be eaten by human beings. Next time you run out of isitshebo, go hunting on your walls man.

  • JayTee

    Sue the company man! This is your chance to make a few $$$$. Use their negligence against them

  • Cher

    Mr Amis Chinaka this is time for you to make money out a Delta. You do not necessarily ask for money to be treated only but a whole range of claims. In the meantime, Delta is seeking ways of being negligent at work hence their refusal to turn up at the Sales point and refusal to comment. Get yourself a medical report and a good lawyer and seek compensation and not in little money but loads of it.

  • Cher

    Mr Amis Chinaka this is time for you to make money out a Delta. You do not necessarily ask for money to be treated only but a whole range of claims. In the meantime, Delta is seeking ways of being negligent at work hence their refusal to turn up at the Sales point and refusal to comment. Get yourself a medical report and a good lawyer and seek compensation and not in little money but loads of it.

  • observer

    delta- Chibuku why are u so irresponsible even your staff they are irresponsible ive seen a lot of irresponsibility in Gweru rating from dangerous parking to foul mouthed drivers and assistants why why if u see them approaching your shopping area u really have to flee for your safety honestly ndiyo hari yemadzisahwira here iyoyi?

    • majetsha

      why recycling plastic containers??????????????EMA where are you???????????????? i will never ever drink CHIBUKU SCUD in my life.

  • Cher

    Not a few $$$ but loads of it. Had it been me, I would start at +$500 000.00. This man has gone thru torture. Delta must cough it out.

  • Denzil

    Delta need to be sued heavily for this. Condoms,sanitary pads and frikkin lizards now! How on earth does this stuff end up in these containers?

  • majetsha

    since the guy is unable to even consult the clinic the consumer council must come with assistance.