A Zimbabwean pastor trying to cement himself as a true disciple of God met his untimely death replicating a bible story.
The church leader attempted to demonstrate how Jesus walked on water before he was attacked by three crocodiles. He was crossing the river on foot when he was eaten alive by the three crocodiles.
The Zimbabwean pastor, identified as Jonathan Mthethwa of the Saint of the Last Days Church, took his congregation to the river locally known as Crocodile River to attempt his biblical recreation.
According to witnesses, the pastor entered the water and waded out approximately 30 meters before attempting to make his way to the surface. Unfortunately for Mthethwa, three crocodiles pounced and devoured him as his congregation watched.
Only his sandals and underwear were said to have been recovered from the river following the crocodiles’ attack.
Speaking on the incident, a member of the church and eyewitness Deacon Nkosi said:
“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.”
Nkosi added that the congregation was stunned and did not understand how their pastor could have been eaten after he fasted and prayed for the whole week with the crocodiles finishing 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.”
The country’s emergency agency, ER24 was called bu only arrived the scene 30 minutes after the incident. Upon arrival, there was not much they could do as the pastor was already dead and eaten.