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Africa News of Wednesday, 20 May 2020


Pastor who 'healed coronavirus sufferers by laying his hands on them' dies from disease

A pastor who has allegedly healed dozens of confirmed and suspected coronavirus victims died of the same disease on Saturday.

According to the Dailymail, the 39-year-old Cameroonian Pastor, Frankline Ndifor, claimed to cure COVID-19 and in the weeks preceding his death, dozens of patients flocked to his Kingship International Ministries Church for healing.

“His supporters called him a 'prophet' and blocked the entrance to his home in the capital city of Douala for eight hours as medical staff tried to retrieve Ndifor's body on Saturday morning,” the UK-based news website reported.

The report indicated that the pastor started suffering severe respiratory difficulties a week after falling ill with the virus and he died ten minutes after treatment.

A police force had to be deployed when supporters blocked the entrance to his home and claimed the pastor was on a spiritual retreat with God so could not be buried, the report indicated.

The pastor had been donating buckets, facemasks and soap to people in need before his demise.

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