Alfred Ndlovu a South African pastor died after going without food for 30 days as he tried to emulate Jesus Christ and fast more than 40 days and 40 nights.
The 44-year old pastor is reported to have left his home on June 17 for a nearby bush to have prayers, just like Jesus did. He was attempting to equal and beat Jesus Christ record of 40 days fasting without food, he died after a month despite having no record of illness. During his fasting period, he was alone and his body was found by a stranger who called 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, even church members.
One close relative said: ‘He was a very spiritual man. It’s unfortunate he had to die this way. After a month we got the sad news of his death. The pastor was a healthy and religious old man who did not even look his age.