According to multiple South Africa's news outlets, 44-year-old Alfred Ndlovu died from malnutrition after going without food for 30 days while trying to emulate Jesus Christ and fast for 40 days and 40 nights. Ndlovu left home on the 17th of June and headed into the bush to achieve the feat.He however gave up the ghost after just a month despite having no history of illness. He was alone in the wilderness and his body was found by a stranger who then alerted the police.
He was known by his family and community at large, as a very spiritual person whose faith could move mountains and his death has puzzled those close to him and church members.
One close relative was quoted as saying: "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. He was a healthy and religious old man who did not even look his age.”