Family Finally Buries Pastor After Leaving Body In Mortuary For 2 Years Waiting For Him To Resurrect
Siva Moodley, the head and founder of The Miracle Centre in Johannesburg’s north has been buried 579 days after his death.
After becoming ill, the 53-year-old South African pastor passed away on August 15, 2021, but his corpse was kept at the mortuary until 2023. He frequently discussed his belief that “no Christian should die from sickness” in his sermons.
The burial took place on March 16, 2023, in Gauteng. However, Moodley’s family kept his corpse at a mortuary in Johannesburg after he passed away in the hopes that he would come back to life. According to IOL, his family and church members used to go to the funeral home to hope for his resurrection, but after two years of fruitless waiting, they gave up.
Martin du Toit, the superintendent of the funeral home at the time, requested Moodley’s burial or cremation through a complaint application that was submitted to the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court.
However, the court had not set a date for the case to be heard. It was learned that while his corpse was being preserved, his wife Jessie, son David, and daughter Kathryn Jade have been leading church services as usual.
Although the services are always broadcast online, the church was charged with failure to update the membership on his whereabouts and failing to publicly mourn his passing on social media.
Moodley’s social media profiles stayed active, especially his Facebook and Twitter ones, where he regularly posts and tweets messages that appear to be from him. Staff from Miracle Centre refused to comment when local media approached them, citing a policy that forbade them from doing so.
Source – Tru News Report