Independent A pastor in Zimbabwe has been eaten alive by crocodiles after he attempted to show his congregation he could walk on water. Jonathan Mthethwa of the Saint of the Last Days church, in White River Mpumalanga, died after walking 30 metres into a crocodile infested river, the Daily Post reports. The pastor walked into the river, known locally as Crocodile River, and attempted to ascend above the water before walking across it, according to Zimbabwe Today. He was attacked by three crocodiles and drowned, in front of his congregation. “They finished him in a couple of minutes,” Deacon Nkosi told the newspaper. “All that was left of him when the finished eating him was a pair of sandals and his underwear floating above the water.” He later told the Herald Zimbabwe the pastor had intended to “demonstrate his faith” on the day he died. “We still don’t understand how this happened because he fasted and prayed the whole week,” he was quoted as saying by the Daily Post. Emergency services arrived at the scene 30 minutes after the incident but Mr Mthethwa had already been declared dead by locals.
I’ve got some news for this preacher, no human is walking on water, and no matter who you pray to nothing is saving you from the deadly jaws of a crocodile. A priest in Zimbabwe named Jonathan Mthethwa tried to demonstrate his faith by walking on water in a river, which is known locally as “The Crocodile River”, but he was quickly torn to shreds in Mother Nature’s blender in front of his entire congregation. This preacher tried to demonstrate that through his faith, not only could he walk on water, but that the crocodiles would not harm him as he crossed the river. The crocodiles, one of the most dangerous predators on earth, did not care who he prayed to and preyed on the preacher. If you have faith, good for you, but there’s no need to prove it by putting your life on the line.