A south African Pastor Alfred Ndlovu has died from malnutrition after going without food for 30 days when he tried to emulate Jesus Christ’s fast for 40 days and 40 nights.
According to South African Media,Alfred Ndlovu ,44 , left home on 17 June and headed into the bush to conduct prayers, redirecting his attention to God, away from things of the earth.
He was known by his family and community at large as a very spiritual person whose faith could move mountains and his death has puzzled those close to him and church members.
Attempting to equal or break Jesus Christ record of fasting for 40 days, Mr Alfred Ndlovu gave up the ghost after just a month despite having no history of illness.
He was alone in the wilderness and his body was found by a stranger who then alerted the South African police.
According to the police, Mr Alfred Ndlovu is not the first to die from fasting, as numerous other cases have been reported.
A police spokesman said that they are powerless, however, to prevent members of the public from fasting.
In Kwazulu Natal (KZN) same country of South Africa Man who called himself ‘Jezus’ died after 30 days of fasting Attempting to also equal or break Jezus Christ record of fasting last year.
Last year as well in Zimbabwe a 73-yr-old prophet identified as Reinfirst Manyuka also died after allegedly going for 30 days without food or water, fasting in the mountains.