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Pastor dies while attempting to fast for 40 days like Jesus

The body of a South African pastor was found in a bush days after he embarked on 40 days of fasting in the wilderness like Jesus.

Pastor Alfred Ndlovu’s body was found by a stranger a week ago who alerted the police.

According to South Africa’s buzzsouthafrica.com, the 44 year-old pastor left home on June 17 to conduct bush prayers and fasting.

According to a relative who spoke to Buzz, “He was a very spiritual man. Its unfortunate he had to die this way. After a month we got the sad news of his death.”

NO FOOD, WATER

The pastor was reported to have died of malnutrition after 30 days with no food and water.

“Pastor was a healthy and religious old man who did not even look his age,” the relative told Buzz.

His congregation described him as a man whose faith “could move mountains”.

According to the Bible, when Jesus embarked on 40 days of fasting in the wilderness, the devil tempted him by telling Him that if indeed He was the son of God he should command stones to become bread.

Jesus replied to the devil that man shall not live by bread alone.