Popular Cameroonian pastor who claimed he could cure Covid-19, dies of the virus

A popular Cameroonian pastor, Frankline Ndifor who had claimed he could cure the Coronavirus has died after being diagnosed with the virus.

According to report by the Voice of America (VOA), Pastor Frankline Ndifor who was also a candidate in the central African state’s last presidential election death has left many of his members in a panic mood since he has laid hands on many of them in an effort to “cure” them of the infection.

The report also added that The police had to resort to the use of force to gain access to the pastor’s residence in the economic capital of Douala, as some of his members blocked entrances, praying for his resurrection.

“Hundreds of the pastor’s followers sang on Sunday morning at Ndifor’s residence that the man popularly referred to as “the prophet” was not dead, but on a spiritual retreat with God, and would return soon. Their singing and prayers were broadcast by several local radio stations.”

Ndifor has since been buried in front of his residence by workers of Cameroon’s Covid-19 response team in the city.

According to one of his members, Rigobert Che; “the ‘prophet’ last Wednesday prayed for him and several dozen people diagnosed with Covid-19, and some who suspected they were carriers or had symptoms.” 

Rigobert Che added; “Ndifor’s death has brought panic to the hundreds of people who had been visiting him for prayers for a divine cure.” 

The pastor has been laying hands on the sick and claiming that he was able to cure Covid-19.

Doctor Gaelle Nnanga who attended to the pastor also noted that “Some members of Ndifor’s Kingship International Ministries Church called him to come to the pastor’s aid when they found out Ndifor was in agony, and that when the medical team he led arrived, Ndifor was having  severe respiratory difficulties.”

He said the pastor died less than 10 minutes after being treated

The Cameroon’s Covid-19 team have advise those who came in contact with the pastor to report to hospitals to be tested for the virus. 

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