Limpopo Police spokesperson, Col. Moatshe Ngoepe, said it was alleged that the deceased drowned while baptising a fellow church member in the local river.
The Police were notified and reacted swiftly. The body of the deceased was retrieved from the water.
Ngoepe said members of the community are cautioned to be careful when using dams and rivers for any other reason, including religious activities.
He said they are encouraged to enter inside water through the close monitoring and supervision of water experts to prevent this type of incident.