Failed resurrection causes stink

2012-09-15 18:34

Johannesburg - The body of a man who claimed he would be resurrected after death has sparked complaints from his family's neighbours in Tsolo, near Mthatha, the Eastern Cape health department said on Saturday.

Spokesperson Sizwe Kupelo said the man, who died on Tuesday, had claimed that he would be brought back to life two days after death.

"The man, who died last Tuesday, reportedly instructed his family not to take him to the mortuary."

The family accordingly kept the body in their home since the death, and members of his church had visited the body as it lay in state.

Kupelo said that recently local residents began complaining about the smell emanating from the house.

"It has become a health risk," Kupelo said.

A team of health officials, police and forensic workers would visit the family to convince them that the body needed to be properly disposed of.

  • lownabester - 2012-09-15 18:51

    Not one of those again, Remember the one in the Free State a few years back. Get him under ground.

      lacrimosewolf - 2012-09-15 18:57

      The Terminator Syndrome - I'll Be Back.

  • Terrence Shava - 2012-09-15 18:56

    Cant believe thers still such ignorant people out there!

  • ernest.lwandle - 2012-09-15 19:07

    maybe he didnt have a funeral cover.

  • Sandile Stamper - 2012-09-15 19:10


  • davorin.dobrovic - 2012-09-15 19:16

    I'll be back.... for my stuff

  • tian.reyneke - 2012-09-15 19:20

    Give that man a bells or some garlic!

  • crracker.crackerr - 2012-09-15 19:25

    He doesn't like worms.

  • crracker.crackerr - 2012-09-15 19:27

    He wanted to hear what others really thought of him.

  • crracker.crackerr - 2012-09-15 19:38

    Just one more demonstration how people are so capable of believing almost everything. Rationality? We need to be alert to what we sometimes allow to enter our thinking or take root there and to germinate. Don't summarily believe what others with obvious motives try to make you believe. How come that an ostensibly intelligent person like the current US presidential candidate (Romney) believes the MORMON STUFF? Is it his fault or the fault of some higher authority (or even LOWER, FILTTHY, develish authortiy as opposed to the higher authority?)

  • irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-09-15 19:39

    Primitive is as primitive does.

  • martin.pearce.3762 - 2012-09-15 19:43

    Only one was was resurected and that was JESUS.

      hector.barbossa.52 - 2012-09-15 20:30

      Yeah ..Only Jesus .. Now that wasn't a ridiculous story .. lol

      crracker.crackerr - 2012-09-15 20:33

      Not quite. You are being dishonest. Must some of us always remind you lot to be a bit more honest on this forum? One can try to spin it into some other angle, but here is what the bible says (your own source): Matthew 27:52-53: "The tombs broke open and the BODIES of many holy people who had died were raised to life. They came out of the tombs, and after Jesus' resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many people." All there in the bible. One can try to spin the alleged but common sense dictates that, - it was another clumsy attempt to make it appear that Jesus was the Jewish messiah; - the raised holy people apparently had nothing to say as they only “appeared” to the Jerusalemites in silence’ - they must have been dressed. Did they appear naked or did their funeral apparel also resurrect?; - they are not at all identified by name or reputation; - they did not know and could not have known about a saviour that they had never even met or was told about as a saviour. Much more can be said.

      hector.barbossa.52 - 2012-09-15 21:30


  • Jane Mdakane - 2012-09-15 19:50

    Bloody ridiculous, how do you live with a rotten body in your house...why the hell didn't he stop himself from dying.....bloody idiot!!!!!!!

  • price.moyo.9 - 2012-09-15 19:56

    People, how do u not ever learn? Dramas like this gv non believers more amunition to bad mouth our good religion. Nobody will resurect until our saviour, the lord of lords come back as the holly book has said.

      crracker.crackerr - 2012-09-15 20:34

      Please take note of my comment above. The old Jewish saints are said to have arisen out of death.

      shavhanieric.netshifhefhe - 2012-09-16 06:44

      how do i know if i will ressurected after u think he is aware that he is dead

  • michael.vanwyk.33 - 2012-09-15 20:38

    this is what indoctrination do2peoples minds!

      godknows.sabao - 2012-09-15 21:25

      a reply to Crracker, a bit of bible lesson for u, it helps to read the context. First, whoever “the holy ones” were, Matthew did not say they were raised up. He said their bodies, or corpses, were. Second, he did not say these bodies came to life. He said they were raised up, and the Greek verb e·gei'ro, meaning to “raise up,” does not always refer to a resurrection. It can, among other things, also mean to “lift out” from a pit or to “get up” from the ground. (Matthew 12:11; 17:7; Luke 1:69) The upheaval at Jesus’ death opened tombs, tossing lifeless bodies into the open. Such occurrences during earthquakes were reported in the second century C.E. by Greek writer Aelius Aristides and more recently, in 1962, in Colombia. The corpses raised up at Jesus’ death could not have come to life, for on the third day thereafter, Jesus became “the firstborn from the dead.”

      crracker.crackerr - 2012-09-15 23:05

      @ godknows.... Really? I really don't want to be rude. So I shall only replicate the passage here. (The context excuse is an old trick of the delusional believers. Even if they have no idea what it really means.) The language of the biblical passage seems quite clear. What so-called context then? Where is the context you refer to? The tombs broke open and the BODIES of many holy people who had died were raised to life. They came out of the tombs, and after Jesus' resurrection they WENT into the holy city and appeared to many people." You know what godknows, I have reason to immediately doubt your intelligence if you tell me you are a believer. The onus is of course on you as an individual to dispel my suspicions. In your case it would seem hopeless. Can't you read even your own source material properly?

      crracker.crackerr - 2012-09-15 23:51

      godknows Now you may realize why I do not rate your sort believers as very intelligent. If I stated it differently I would be dishonest. I in fact state now (how many times to still do it?) that you are in fact DISHONEST!

      HelenLouiseW - 2012-09-16 00:13

      @cracker - maybe it is called faith and has nothing to do with intelligence..... some of us WISH to believe. The bible has to be read in context, not in verses as it suits you.

  • simon.shee - 2012-09-15 22:47

    He is not the Messiah, he is just a very naughty boy.

  • hannah.p.mostert - 2012-09-15 23:41

    Poor man he was probably just scared or delusional from fear pre-death, can't believe people waited around to see if he'd resurrect himself, that's just silly

  • bless.boswell - 2012-09-15 23:56

    You guys are all quite disgusting!

  • nokwanda.ramncwana - 2012-09-16 01:54

    I can imagine the smell. No funeral i guess.

  • shavhanieric.netshifhefhe - 2012-09-16 06:39

    Ressurection in the bible only.Pls bury your deads

  • tyranvz - 2012-09-17 07:57

    Didn't happen before. Not happening again. Wake up people. It isn't the dark ages anymore

  • DaBookie - 2012-09-17 18:38

    So, tell me again how this resurrection thing work exactly?

  • daniel.nelson.315080 - 2012-09-17 18:38

    Whoo-hoo-hoo, look who knows so much. It just so happens that your friend here is only MOSTLY dead. There's a big difference between mostly dead and all dead. (Princess Bride)

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