73 year old man dies after trying to fast for 40 days and nights

The deceased told his relatives he wanted to redirect his mind from the mundane things of the world and focus on God, but sadly he did not equal or break Christ's record.

A 73 year old Khulu Reinfirst Manyuka from Zimbabwe reportedly left home on June, 15 2015 for the bush to conduct prayers, he intended fasting for 40 days 40 nights like Jesus.

According to a report by 'South African news' The deceased told his relatives he wanted to redirect his mind from the mundane things of the world and focus on God, but sadly he did not equal or break Christ's record. He was reported died on the 30th day of fasting.

The exact day of his death is  unknown as he was alone in the bush. His body was found by a stranger who then alerted the police.

The police  spokesperson said "Manyukais not the first to die from fasting numerous other cases have been reported, we have received such reports before, but we cannot stop the public from fasting.”

"He was a very spiritual man. It's unfortunate he had to die this way," said a close relative.

Another relative said "He was a healthy and religious old man who did not even look his age."

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