A pastor ended up being eaten by crocodiles when he tried to prove that he possessed powers similar to Jesus Christ.

Jonathon Mthethwa of the Saint of the Last Days Church was demonstrating his ability to walk on water when he tragically died.

For some reason, he decided to show off his biblical skills on 'Crocodile River' - which just happens to be full of crocodiles.

The pastor drowned as he tried to cross over the river and was seen being eaten by three crocodiles, reports The Nigerian Daily Post

Deacon Nkosi, a church goer, said: "The pastor taught us about faith on Sunday last week."

"He promised he would demonstrate his faith to us today, but he unfortunately ended up drowning and getting eaten by three large crocodiles in front of us."

"We still don't understand how this happened because he fasted and prayed the whole week."

Mr Mthethwa waded into the river and attempted to ascend above the water when he was about 30 metres out, witnesses said.

Three crocodiles suddenly appeared and tore Mr Mthethwa to pieces in a matter of minutes, leaving just his sandals and underwear floating in the river.

Emergency services were on the scene within 30 minutes, but there was nothing they could do.

Source: UNILAD
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