A DEVOUT Christian had his buttocks mauled by a lion after challenging the big cat to a duel in order 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 confronted the pride.
Determined to prove to fellow tourists that God would save him, Ndiwane is said to have gone into a trance and started speaking in tongues before opening his car door and charging at the lions.
But the lions were quick off the mark and bit him viciously on the backside as he clambered into the vehicle.
A warden managed to scare the big cats off by firing a 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.