KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, SOUTH AFRICA – A devout Christian by the name of Alec Ndiwane had his buttocks mauled by a lion after challenging the big cat to a duel of sorts in an attempt to prove the “Lord’s power over animals”.
Alec Ndiwane, who has been described as a “prophet” in African media, was on safari at the Kruger National Park in South Africa when he decide to confront the pride.
Determined to prove to fellow tourists that God would indeed save him, Ndiwane is said to have gone into a trance and started speaking in tongues before opening his car door and consequently charging at the lions.
Just moments before reaching the pride, Ndiwane came to his senses and decided to turn around, sprinting back towards the safety of his safari van.
But the lions were quick off the mark and bit him viciously on the backside as he attempted to clamber back into the vehicle.
A warden managed to scare the big cats off by firing a shot-gun in the air.
“I do not know what came over me,” Ndiwane told GhanaWeb.
“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?” he added.
Ndiwane required several stitches after suffering what was described as “major damage to his toilet sitting tool” but was discharged the following day.