A pastor in Zambia has died after he was buried alive by his followers.
Pastor James Sakala of the Zion Church in Chidiza town claimed he would resurrect after three days, just like Jesus the son of God.
“All ye of little faith, bury this Sakara you see now and he shall arise from the dead and breath his free lungs full again!” he allegedly told his followers before being buried.
Dressed in a white gown, a pair of leather slippers, and his hands tied up, the clergyman was buried alive in a shallow grave by three members of his church.
The 22-year-old assured his followers that he would come back to life on the third day but they found him dead when they dug up the grave.
Reports indicate that Sakala’s soiled gown was covered with mucus and blood, an indication that he struggled to death.
Police arrested one of the men who buried the pastor alive while the other two suspects are still at large.
Sakala, who left behind a pregnant wife, was later laid to rest at his homestead.