Africa: Zimbabwean Pastor eaten by crocodiles while trying to imitate Jesus by walking on water
A Zimbabwean pastor from a local church in White River Mpumalanga died this morning trying to replicate the Biblical story of Jesus Christ walking on water to his congregants.
Pastor Jonathan Mthethwa of the ‘Saint of the Last Days Church drowned in a river known as the Crocodile River. According to The Herald Zimbabwe, he was seen by his church members getting eaten by 3 crocodiles. Deacon Nkosi, a member of the church, told the newspaper, “The pastor taught us about faith on Sunday last week.
“He promised he would demonstrate his faith to us today, but he unfortunately ended up drowning and getting eaten by 3 large crocodiles in front of us.
“We still don’t understand how this happened because he fasted and prayed the whole week.”
The members reportedly to the newspaper that Pastor Mthethwa walked into the water and when he was 30 meters inside the river, he attempted to ascend above the water so he can start walking, but the 3 crocodile appeared out of no where and started feasting on him.
“They finished him in a couple of minutes. All that was left of him when they finished eating him is a pair of sandals and his underwear floating above the water, ” said Deacon Nkosi.
The country’s emergency agency, ER24 responded to the scene 30 minutes after, but upon arrival, there was not much they could do as the pastor was already dead.
by Chukwuemeka Chigozie