Man mauled by lions while trying to prove God will save him

Religious man on safari gets buttocks mauled

Man mauled by lions while trying to prove God will save him

A Christian leader had his buttocks mauled by a lion after running towards a pride to prove that God would save him.

Alec Ndiwane, a Zion church leader, was on safari with fellow members of his church when he thought he would prove God's "power over animals".

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According to the Metro, Ndiwane was said to have fallen into a "deep trance" before he charged at a pride of feeding lions in South Africa's Kruger National Park.

However, it soon became apparent that God was not going to save him, and the lions started chasing him.

Ndiwane sprinted back to the safari truck, but not before one of the lions managed to sink its teeth into his bottom.

The game ranger fired off his gun and scare the animals off, and the man was taken to hospital.

According to the Daily Mail, Ndiwane said: "I do not know what came over me. I thought the Lord wanted to use me to show his power over animals.

"Is it not we were given dominion over all creatures of the earth."

After receiving stitches to the wound, he was later discharged from hospital.

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