(NYDAILYNEWS) — Mourners freaked out when a dead man came back to life at his own funeral.

Friends and family “jumped out of their skins” and “ran for their lives” when Brighton Dama Zanthe, 34, started moving in his coffin last Monday.

They thought their buddy — who they thought died following a long illness — had come back to haunt them.

Lot Gaka, the Zimbabwean transport worker’s boss, somehow managed to keep his cool – springing into action to save his pal.

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