A man who tried to imitate Jesus Christ's 40 days fasting gave up the ghost midway into the assignment.
A Zimbabwe man who tried to imitate Jesus Christ by embarking on a 40 day and night fasting, slumped and died on the 30th day, reports My Zimbabwe.
Reinfirst Manyuka, 73, from Village 9, Summerton, reprtedly left home on June 15, and headed for the bush to carry out the dry fast, promising his relatives that he would be back on the 40th day just like the Son of God but died in the process.
Manyuka was known by his family and the entire community as a very spiritual person whose faith could move mountains, but in the attempt at putting his faith to the test, failed woefully.
A close relative broke the news to the online platform thus:
"He was a very spiritual man. It's unfortunate he had to die this way. We got news of his death a month after he undertook the fasting. He was a healthy and religious old man who did not even look his age."
Manyuka was allegedly driven to the 'wilderness' by the urge to emulate Christ but sadly, he did not equal or break Christ's record.