Covid-19 has once again confirmed that it is no respecter of persons or status as a popular Cameroonian pastor – Frankline Ndifor – died of the coronavirus less than a week after being diagnosed with Covid-19.
Doctor Gaelle Nnanga told Voice of America (VOA) that the pastor died less than a week after being diagnosed with Covid-19.
The doctor had been called to Ndifor’s Kingship International Ministries Church by some of the members when they found out Ndifor was in agony. Upon the arrival of the medical team, Ndifor was having severe respiratory difficulties.
Medical reports confirm that the pastor died less than 10 minutes after being treated.
He had laid hands on his members before he died claiming he wanted to cure them of the infection. Panic grips the heart of these members, knowing that Covid-19 killed the man who wanted to cure them of it and they feared being infected already.
Ndifor follower, Rigobert Che said the “prophet” prayed for him and several dozen people diagnosed with Covid-19 last Wednesday.
Che disclosed that the pastor had been laying hands on the sick and claiming that he was able to cure Covid-19.
In his words: “If you, the person that claims that you are curing Covid-19, you are dead, what about the fellow people that were affected by the Covid-19? Now that he is dead, I do not know how the people that he was laying hands on will be healed.”
He said Ndifor’s death had brought panic to the hundreds of people who had been visiting him for prayers for a divine cure.
Loyal congregants sang on Sunday morning at the Prophet’s claiming he was not dead. They said he was on a spiritual retreat with God, and would return soon. Their singing and prayer sessions went viral and were broadcast by several local radio stations.
Ndifor died and was buried in front of his residence on Saturday by workers of Cameroon’s Covid-19 response team in the city.
The deceased was a candidate in the central African state’s last presidential election.
The members attempted to resurrect their pastor through prayers before Cameroon police used force to gain access to the pastor’s residence in the economic capital of Douala.
The governor of Cameroon’s coastal region confirmed in a release that he deployed police to force their way into Ndifor’s residence when his followers chased medical staff away.
Medical staff advise all the people who came in contact with the pastor to report to hospitals to be tested for the virus.
The late Ndifor donated buckets and soap to the poor to protect themselves from the virus. His last public outing was on April 20, when he ventured into Douala’s streets to distribute face masks.