'Dead' man wakes up during his funeral in Zimbabwe
18 May ibtimes.co.uk
Mourners at a recent funeral in Zimbabwe were caught by surprise when
the guest of honor sat up in his coffin.
According to local reports, 34-year-old Brighton Dama Zanthe, the
seemingly dead man, woke up last week while friends and family prepared
to pay their respects at his home in Gweru."I was the first to notice
Mr. Zanthe's moving legs as I was in the queue to view his body. At
first I could not believe my eyes but later realized that there was
indeed some movements on the body as other mourners retreated in
disbelief," Lot Gaka, one of the mourners and Zanthe's employer, told
The Herald.Fortunately, Zanthe woke up just in time; his body was set to
be transported to a funeral parlor later that day. After Zanthe
"resurrected" he was taken to a local hospital, where he remained on
life support for two days before eventually being released.
Bodies springing back to life is, perhaps surprisingly, not an
uncommon occurrence in Zimbabwe. Earlier this year, a woman, who was
believed to have collapsed and died during sex, woke up screaming after
she was placed into a coffin.
In another "resurrection" in 2012, a Zimbabwe woman, suspected of
being possessed, was rushed to a hospital after she stabbed herself and
was allegedly declared dead, the Chronicle reports. However, she did not
stay "dead" for long, as she "rose" shortly after.