Harare: A pastor in Zimbabwe was devoured by a group of hungry crocodiles when he tried to replicate the Biblical story of Jesus Christ walking on water.
The incident took place when Jonathan Mthethwa of the Saint of the Last Days Church tried to demonstrate the Biblical story in a Crocodile-infested river in the presence of his congregants.
Mthethwa, who hails from White River Mpumalanga area, died on Saturday.
His church members saw him devoured by three crocodiles, the dailypost.ng reported.
“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 report quoted a church member as saying,
When he was 30 meters inside the river, he tried to ascend to the water surface but the reptiles appeared from nowhere 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,” the church member added.