A Zimbabwean pastor attempting to demonstrate the miracle of how Jesus walked on the sea by crossing a river on foot was eaten alive by three crocodiles In-front of his congregation.
Jonathan Mthethwa of the Saint of the Last Days church brought his congregation to the area known locally as Crocodile River before attempting to recreate the New Testament story in which Jesus walked across the water, the Daily Mail reports.
According to witnesses, the pastor was attacked and devoured by three crocodiles as he entered the water, only his sandals and underwear were recovered.
Eyewitness Deacon Nkosi said: ‘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. 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.’
By the time emergency services arrived at the scene, the pastor was already dead.