South African National Parks (SANParks) has received information that four male lions believed to have escaped from the Kruger National Park (KNP) on the 9th of July 2017 were spotted at Matsulu‚ a village outside the Park‚ and would like to urge the residents to exercise extra caution.

A warning was issued out on Monday night to residents, telling them to be careful. But after some residents spotted the lions in Matsulu, a well known prophet in the area took it upon himself to go after the them to demonstrate the Lord’s power.

Prophet Mkhonza was killed by a lion after running towards the pride in a bid to prove the ‘Lord’s power over animals’. Residents tried to stop him but he overpowered them and went on to demonstrate his miracle, which really did not go according to plan.

The lions finished him in a meter of minutes. In an hour, all that was left of him was just a torn jacket and a pair of sandals. His family and the community of Matsulu is still shocked.

“KNP Rangers and their counterparts at Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) are in the area searching for the lions and we will give details as soon as they have appraised us”‚ said KNP’s spokesperson‚ William Mabasa.