1943I. FrackS. Afr. Doctor 29Mampoer is a home-made alchoholic beverage with a pleasant smell, yellowish, and a soapy consistence like strong nitric acid...I have known it to have a beneficial effect on sufferers from Tape-worm.
1946H.C. BosmanMafeking Rd (1969) 122It was good mampoer, made from karee-berries that were plucked when they were still green and full of thick sap.
1968W. Kempen inD.J. OppermanSpirit of Vine 284Mapoer, fiery brandy illicitly distilled on farms.
1976S. Afr. Panorama May 24What is moonshine white, has the kick of a pack of crazed mules and is in essence liquid folk-lore? Mampoer, my friend, mampoer.
1987Investing Today (pamphlet)The Tzaneen distillery..now produces six popular mampoer spirits — peach, orange, pineapple, litchi, naartjie and marula...Mampoer has come of age and is a smooth, velvety spirit that is clean on the palate..with the same alcohol volume (43%) of its brothers cane, vodka and whiskey.
1987D.W. Potgieter inSunday Times 12 Apr.Moonshiners get mampoer lovers in impotent rage...Mampoer is traditionally distilled in the Transvaal from peaches, apricots,..in fact, any fruit except grapes. Grapes are used for making witblits.
1987Weekly Mail 19 June 26In the past excise men made access to mampoer difficult.
1990M. Shafto inWeekend Argus 9 June 11Mampoer stoking was very much part of his life — indeed, part of his earliest recollections.
1988Weekly Mail 27 May 3 (caption)About the only stall at the annual Mampoerfees in Pretoria last week to offer wares to rival the sharpness of the infamous throat-blistering brew was this selection of cutlery, perfect for the serious biltong-gnawer.
1988Sunday Star 5 June 2In the above right picture mampoerstokers distill their precious brew of distilled juice and alcohol.
1990Motorist 1st Quarter 16There are [sic] a plentiful supply of mampoer-stokers in our north-western Transvaal, most operate with a licence, some brew the clear liquid under cover of the bushes in the backyard, all their booze has the kick of a mule.
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