A Zimbabwean pastor’s bid to re-enact one of Jesus’ Biblical miracles ended in tragedy after he was eaten alive by crocodiles in a river.
A bizarre story on The Nigerian’s Daily Post claimed that a pastor from Saint of the Last Days Church, Jonathan Mthethwa, tried to demonstrate to his congregation that he could walk on the water just like what Jesus did in the middle of a tempest.
It may have been too late for him to remember that he was actually doing the show at the Crocodile River, whose name definitely speaks a lot about its reputation.
But as expected, he failed to do a miracle and drowned.
The Herald Zimbabwe said spectators saw him being feasted on by at least three crocodiles.
“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,” said Deacon Nkosi, also a member of the church.
Nkosi said the congregation was still in shock and could not believe what happened before their eyes especially that the Pastor Mthethwa was said to have fasted and prayed fervently the whole week.
“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 Nkosi.
The rescuers reportedly arrived at the scene but there was nothing left to save anymore.