Ace Ghanaian undercover investigative reporter, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, in a new video has disclosed that he was nearly lynched by an angry mob during one of his investigations in Malawi.
In a new video, titled “Malawi’s Human Harvest” which was posted by the BBC, Anas and a colleague embark on an investigation mission in Malawi to help the police find culprits of suspected ritual killings and black magic in the Southern African nation.
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In a teaser of the video, Anas and his colleagues are heard screaming for help which seems to suggest they have been attacked by one of their targets in the course of investigations.
“Please can you help us, they’re kicking us. Oh My God!!” a voice which belongs to the Tiger Eye PI boss is heard pleading for help in the trailer as the mob advances on them.
The details of how the townsfolk nearly killed the reporters would be live on the BBC today for African viewers.
Popularly known as Muhti, human bodies are harvested and dismembered to supply 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 Muhti and “blood-sucking”. 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 us, 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 body Muhti.
Watch the video below…
This is what happens when an investigation goes horribly wrong. A BBC crew were investigating a series of gruesome murders in rural Malawi, said to be linked to ritual magic. But at a secret meeting with men offering to sell human body parts, the crew were mistaken for the killers.Watch the full documentary on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_njz8-FHhAo&t=5s
Posted by BBC News Africa on Monday, August 13, 2018