A pastor who tried replicating the Biblical story of Jesus Christ
walking on water has been eaten by crocodiles.
The pastor, identified as Jonathan Mthethwa, of the Saint of the
Last Days Church, tried the demonstration at a river known as
Mthethwa, from a local church in White River Mpumalanga died
Saturday morning trying to demonstrate the biblical miracle to his
According to The Herald Zimbabwe, he drowned into the Crocodile
River and was seen by his church members getting eaten by 3
Deacon Nkosi, a member of the church, told the newspaper, “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.”
Pastor Mthethwa was said to have walked into the water and
when he was 30 meters inside the river, attempted to ascend
above the water so he can start walking, but the 3 crocodile
appeared from nowhere and started feasting on him.
Deacon Nkosi added, “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 country’s emergency agency, ER24 responded to the scene
30 minutes after, but upon arrival, there was not much they could
do as the pastor was already dead.