Pastor dies after fasting 30 days during bid to emulate Jesus who fasted 40 days

Pastor Alfred Ndlovu’a body being removed 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A pastor of South Africa, attempted to be like Jesus by fasting for a long time.

Congregants of the church said that the 44-year-old pastor tried to emulate Jesus who fasted for 40 days and 40 nights.

However, Pastor Alfred Ndlovu died of malnutrition after 30 days without food. He was found in an area with a lot of bushes, where he spent his days in prayer.

His body was found by a man passing through the area. The unidentified man alerted police who informed his family and congregation of his death.

His family and church members said that they were surprised by his death, saying that Ndlovu was a very “spiritual person whose faith could move mountains.”

They also said that the pastor had no history of illness and was "healthy as a horse" when he left for the spiritual journey.