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Viral Message: After running straight toward a pride of lions in order to prove the “Lord’s power over animals,” a church leader allegedly had “his buttocks mauled” by a lion.
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A Zion Christian Church prophet, Alec Ndiwane was on a safari when he was allegedly attacked by lions. He reportedly provoked them to inspire faith in the members of his church.
The man reportedly fell into a trance and began speaking in tongues before “charging at” a pride of lions in South Africa’s notable Kruger National Park. The man is lucky to have left the scene with his life, because sprinting toward a pride of lions who are busy eating a previous victim is obviously not a good idea.
Viral Message Verification:- A news about “A Zion Christian Church prophet, Alec Ndiwane was on a safari when he was allegedly attacked by lions. He reportedly provoked them to inspire faith in the members of his church.”, was put in a website fbnewspost on March 29, 2018 (archived here).
The news story at the end again doubts its own news “However, this entire story may not be true because William Mabasa, a Kruger National Park spokesman reported that park officials are not even aware of such an incident taking place in the park. William Mabasa said: “It would have been reported to us if any of our rangers had taken part in this incident as reported.”.
The news of the mauling by the lion was taken from dailymail
Christian mauled by lion after trying 'to prove Lord would intervene'
Zion Church member Alec Ndiwane wanted to show God would save him He 'fell into a trance started speaking in tongues before charging at pride' Lions chased after him and one of them clamped down on his buttocks He said: 'I don't know what came over me.
Even the story of Daily Mail is fake now as the original source of the news is no longer existing, the story from where Daily Mail took the news content is no longer existing. As quoted in dailymail He was only saved from further injury or possible death when the game ranger fired shots to scare the lions off, it was reported by GhanaWeb. If you click this link, tt says the article no longer exists.