A Zambian pastor identified as Brighton Samajomba has reportedly died
of starvation 10 days before the end of his annual 30-day fasting
Samajomba, 37, of ‘Heaven Is My Home’ in Solwezi, Northwest area of
Zambia, was reportedly found dead by his wife in the early hours of
the 20th day of his 30-day fasting programme of standing in the gap
for his family and church members.
Samajomba’s death was confirmed by his brother, Reagan Samajomba, in
Solwezi on Wednesday.
Reagan said the deceased Samjomba who led a lifestyle of taking on
many days of prayer and fasting programmes, started his annual fasting
programme on 8 August.
He told The Zambian Sun that, Samanjomba took on many other yearly 90
days fasting programmes during which he only had a single meal in the
evening each August.
“I would say he died in the early hours because my sister and his wife
were there and took turns to check on him, and then it was time for my
in-law to check on him, she was with him according to her till
“Then she decided to rest, when she woke up, they had a tendency of
sharing dreams with each other as partners. So she dreamt of something
and wanted to tell the husband.
“But as she tried to shake him up, he was not responding and so he was
rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
“The only consolation that we have as a family is the way he died
because he was in the closet with the Lord,” Reagan said.