A 73-yr-old prophet identified as Reinfirst Manyuka has died after allegedly going for 30 days without food or water, fasting in the mountains.

According to the police in Zimbabwe, the pastor from Zimuto communal area was found in the bushes, his lifeless body on the ground, thirty days after he left his home to fast and pray alone.

According to the Masvingo provincial police spokesperson an assistant Inspector, Nkululeko Nduna, the deceased had left home on June 15 for his prayers and was found lying dead on July although he said the exact day of death is not known.

“We have received such incidents before but we cannot stop members of the public from fasting since it is religiously based.

“However, investigations into the man’s death are still in progress,” Nduna said.

Manyuka’s body was taken to Masvingo Provincial hospital for a post mortem.