A South African pastor, Alfred Ndlovu has died of malnutrition after going without food for 30 days when he tried to emulate Jesus Christ and fast for 40 days and 40 nights.
According to multiple South African news outlet, 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.
One close relative said;
“He was a very spiritual man. Its unfortunate he had to die this way. After a month we got the sad news of his death.”
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 police.