A pastor from South Africa by the names of Alfred Ndlovu has
died of malnutrition after going without food for 30 days when he tried
to emulate Jesus Christ and fast for 40 days and 40 nights.
Alfred Ndlovu, 44 left home on 17 June
and headed into the bush to conduct prayers redirecting his attention
to God, away from things of the earth. He was known by his family and
community at large as a very spiritual person whose faith could move
mountains and his death has puzzled those close to him and church
One close relative said: He was a very
spiritual man. Its unfortunate he had to die this way. After a month we
got the sad news of his death.
Pastor was a healthy and religious old man who did not even look his age.”
Attempting to equal or break Jesus
Christ record of fasting for 40 days, Mr Alfred Ndlovu gave up the ghost
after just a month despite having no history of illness. He was alone
in the wilderness and his body was found by a stranger who then alerted