Tragedy struck in White River Mpumalanga, Zimbabwe when a pastor from a local church was torn apart by crocodiles while trying to demonstrate a biblical miracle of walking on water to his congregants.
According to Zimbabwe Today, Pastor Jonathan Mthethwa of the ‘Saint of the last days church’ reportedly drowned in the crocodile river as his church members watched live while he was getting eaten by 3 crocodiles.
According to Deacon Nkosi, one of the church members who witnessed the incident, “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.
It was reported that Pastor Mthethwa walked into the water and when he was 30 meters inside the river, he attempted to ascend above the water so he could start walking, but the crocodiles appeared out of 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 was a pair of sandals and his underwear floating above the water,” Deacon Nkosi added.
Zimbabwe Today reported that ER24 responded to the scene 30 minutes later, but upon arrival, there was not much they could do as the clergyman was already dead.