Skip to comments.Mourners Stunned as ‘Dead’ Man Wakes (At Own Funeral)
Posted on 05/17/2013 11:28:02 AM PDT by nickcarraway
MOURNERS attending the funeral, last week, of a Gweru man were left stunned after he apparently returned from the dead as relatives and friends filed past his coffin, viewing his remains before he was taken to a local mortuary.
Brighton Dama Zanthe, 34, said he had no recollection of what transpired at his Mkoba14 home in the Midlands city and only remembered waking up and finding himself on life support at Gweru Provincial Hospital.
"This issue can be best told by people who came to my house to attend my funeral. I dont know what happened and I only remember being on a life support system in hospital, he told the Chronicle newspaper.
Everything is history to me. What I can only confirm is that people gathered at my house to mourn but I was given another chance and I am alive. I feel okay now.
Witnesses however said mourners scattered in shock after Zanthe who is said to have died last Monday after being unwell for some time started moving his legs as relatives and friends filed past his coffin just before it was taken to a local funeral parlour ahead of burial.
Lot Gaka who runs a local transport firm, Gettingson Bus Company, where Zanthe is employed said: I was the first to notice Zanthes moving legs as I was in the queue to view his body. This shocked me.
At first I could not believe my eyes but later realised that there was indeed some movements on the body as other mourners retreated in disbelief.
Gaka said his employee had been unwell for some time adding he was not surprised when he received a call from Zanthes wife last Monday saying he had passed on.
Zanthe had been on sick leave for some time and everyone at work was aware that he was critical. We would visit him at his home in Mkoba 14, he said.
I was not surprised when I received a call from Zanthes wife on Monday night last week saying that her husband had died. He said Zanthe however, returned from the dead the next day as preparations were being made to take his remains to a local funeral parlour ahead of burial.
I visited two local funeral parlours for quotations before I drove to Zanthes house in Mkoba Village 14 so that we could take the body to the mortuary, he said.
Zanthes body had already been put in a coffin and people were preparing to conduct a body viewing procession so that his body could be taken to a mortuary. It was during the body viewing procession that he resurrected.
"No you're not, you'll be stone dead in a moment."
I hope to do this one day. This way I can find out who my real friends are.
Dead or not, he’s already registered 10 times with the Dumocraps.
Yes, before you ask, even though Zanthe is back with us in the land of the living, rest assured his brand new DNC membership is still valid. And he is still registered to vote in all precincts. Twice.
1. You may not really want to know.
2. Don't discount that a really good friend might feel better about remembering you as he knew you in life than to see you in death (especially with a viewing).
Unfortunately, these resurrection stories are usually short-term.
Regardless, it would be pretty horrible to wake up after the burial, no matter how long.
He woke up during his funeral and his first words were:
“Embalming sucks. I don’t recommend it.”
As noted, it may be your friends who avoid the viewing but come to the funeral to remember you as you lived, and say a few kind words in your memory. Hope they do so for me.
There once was a local politician who was rich, powerful, & stepped on a lot of people before he finally croaked. Citizens showed up in droves to file past the open casket just to feel the satisfaction of seeing him dead. The city newspaper which he had often threatened carried photos not of the funeral but of the casket being brought out & shoved into the hearse.
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