A 27-year-old Zimbabwean, Mark Muradzira who is a youth leader of Risen Saints Church, Bindura in the central Zimbabwe almost died after fasting for 33 days and 33 nights in the mountain.
Muradzira whose absence was noticed by his friends was seen on the mountain abnormally thin and weak after the 33rd day of him fasting and was rushed to the General Hospital at Bindura.
The 27-year-old reportedly started fasting with the belief that God will give him a Lamborghini Sport Car. Sensing that he would be forced to eat by the people around, he left his house to the mountain.
According to reports, Mark’s girlfriend had told him of her dream car, which is a Lamborghini. But since he is poor and unemployed, he resorted to fasting with the belief that God will grant his heart desire.
Bishop Mawuru who is the church leader said he (Mark) should have fasted for job instead.
Some church members who tried to raise money for the Lamborghini gave up after they knew that the cheapest Lamborghini costs $400,000, so the money was now used to foot his hospital bill.
A reminder of late evangelist Chidi Eke, a 46-year-old man who died in a bush in November 2019, having abandoned his family to obtain powers from God before he opens his own ministry.
His body was found after some weeks of community search.
Not forgetting the 37-year-old Zambian pastor of Heaven Is My Home church, Brighton Samajomba, who died while on 30 days fasting.