Ghanaian undercover investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, was nearly lynched together with his colleagues during his latest undercover piece in Malawi.
The British Broadcasting Cooperation (BBC) released a teaser of the video which is titled ‘Malawi’s Human Harvest.’
In the video, Anas and his colleagues were heard screaming for help which suggested that, they were being attacked by one of their targets in the course of investigations.
The investigative film according to BBC, was to unravel the issues surrounding the mysterious deaths of many Malawians for ritual purposes.
The details of how the townsfolk nearly killed the undercover journalists would be live on the BBC Focus on Africa today on August 13.
Popularly known as Muhti, human bodies are harvested and dismembered for supply to powerful people in society. These human body parts are believed to possess some abilities to make people not just rich, but also very powerful in the Malawian and Tanzanian societies.
In this epic investigative film, Mathias Kamanga – a Malawian-, claims to have a deep working knowledge of the human body based in Muhti and draining the blood from the bodies. He says, between himself and his associate Njuku Mpata (also known as Joseph Mwakigunga), they have killed 12 people including children as young as five. He tells Anas the last victim was a boy aged ten. He says he removed the child’s tongue and penis; all for the purpose of supplying human bodies to Muhti.
For the full story, watch ‘Malawi’s Human Harvest’ today’s film on BBC Africa Eye.
Watch the video below:
By: Joseph Nii Ankrah