In a determined bid to break the record set by Jesus Christ of Nazareth, a 44-year-old popular South African pastor, Alfred Ndlovu, has died of malnutrition following a dry fasting that lasted for 30 days.
The cleric left home on June 17 for a nearby bush to prayer just like Jesus in the bible did. In an attempt to equal or break Jesus Christ's record of fasting for 40 days, he died just after 30 days despite having no history of illness.
It was learnt that the pastor was alone in the wilderness and his body was found by a stranger who then called on his family, congregation and the police.
He was known by his family and community at large as a very spiritual person whose faith could move mountains and his death surprised everyone.
Source: Buzz South Africa