SOUTH AFRICA: Alfred Ndlovu, a South African pastor, in a bid to emulate Jesus Christ and fast for 40 days and 40 nights has died of malnutrition after fasting without food for 30 days.
According to a report by Buzz South Africa, the 44-year-old pastor left home on June 17 for a nearby bush to have prayers, just like Jesus did. Attempting to equal or break Jesus Christ record of fasting for 40 days, Mr Alfred Ndlovu died just a month despite having no history of illness.
Alfred was alone in the wilderness and his body was found by a stranger who then called the police. He was known by his family and community at large as a very spiritual person whose faith could move mountains and his death surprised everyone, even church members.
A close relative said: ‘He was a very spiritual man. It’s unfortunate he had to die this way. After a month we got the sad news of his death. The pastor was a healthy and religious old man who did not even look his age.