Malawi sex cleansing practices : Nsanje hyena trial shifted to Blantyre

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The Nsanje Magistrate court has shifted to Blantyre the case of Eric Aniva who is accused of sexually abusing scores of girls and young women under the pretext of culture.

Aniva is answering the charge of engaging in harmful cultural practices contrary to section 5, sub-section 1 and 2 of the Gender Equality Act of 2013. He faces a maximum of K1 million fine and five years in jail if convicted.

Eric Aniva Malawi HIV positive man given K2000 to sleep with children

Eric Aniva; his trial heads to Blantyre.

Since the case began, proceedings have been taking place in Nsanje but the state applied for the trial to be shifted to Blantyre.

Making his ruling on the matter, Senior Resident Magistrate Innocent Nebbie observed that the case should be heard in Blantyre in order to reduce the expenses which government is incurring on transportation to Nsanje Boma for proceedings of the case.

He also pointed out that the shift will allow the state to parade its witnesses on the case who happen to be Blantyre based journalists.

Aniva was arrested on July 24, 2016 on President Peter Mutharika’s order soon after he confessed that he had been sleeping with over 100 women and girls through sexual cleansing rituals.

He has been denied bail application throughout his trial, a development which has angered some quarters in the country.

Meanwhile, the case of Aniva who hails from Chiphwembwe village in the area of Senior Chief Malemia in Nsanje has been adjourned to October 5, 2016, for further hearing.

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  1. It baffles me how he was even arrested in the first place,coz he wasn’t forcing or raping those girls but their parents themselves could go to Eric & hire him to come &do with them.SO he him being a Hyena what were you expecting him to do with those girls?while we’re all well knowledgeable that the Hyena cleanse the girls sexually according to Eric’s culture.

  2. It baffles me how he was even arrested in the first place,coz he wasn’t forcing or raping those girls but their parents themselves could go to Eric & hire him to come &do with them.SO he him being a Hyena what were you expecting him to do with those girls?while we’re all well knowledgeable that the Hyena cleanse the girls sexually according to Eric’s culture.

  3. Leave Eric alone please!such kind of practice has been phenominal & practised for many years before the birth of the contemporary Hyena in question,it didn’t start with him.I don’t condone that but the fact is that the dude is innocent.

  4. Leave Eric alone please!such kind of practice has been phenominal & practised for many years before the birth of the contemporary Hyena in question,it didn’t start with him.I don’t condone that but the fact is that the dude is innocent.

  5. koma chikhalidwe chimenecho ndi chopusa kwambiri.mdala wa banja komanso wa ana ngati ameneyo kumapanga zopusa choncho bwanji?.chimangeni chimenecho ndi cha nyere kwambiri chitionongera ana.matenda a edzi mkulu ameneyu sakuopa bwa?.nyere kwambiri,chiyani?.stupid!!!!.!!!!!!!!!!

  6. In Malawi cases like the one holding Aniva are highly prioritised, these cases will not benefit the nation and that our country will keep on adding stupidity on such moves, we have big cases like the cashgates and that most of our financial donors are currently waireting for these cases so that our country gets back its donor help. We can’t be wasting much our time in these cases if Aniva is wrong just say he is wrong and charge him if he is not wrong then just end the case and forge ahead into other vital businesses.

  7. This is our Tradition.
    There is No law which was gazeted in paliament that restrict traditonal cultures. So funny prostite has rights to do their night busineses, Yet they are vectors of this dangerous deases,
    Why Aniva??
    Aniva was not the only Hyna the whole of the region Ifyou can go and find out they are scores of them and womens enjoys being used by these hynas. Thats why Non came on lime light to cpmplain about Aniva..

    Hahahaha Republic of Malawi

  8. Poor Aniva !!!!!!!! wanvekatu konse kuno ku Manchester dzina lako mpaka mu Street …….. vuto ndiwe Osauka Chikhala kut unali ndi Chikwama cha ma #Poundz ndikhulupirira kut omwewo ama Human Rights bwenzi ali mbali yako.

  9. si nkhani imenei mtaeni ,nmayesa kuti anthuwo amachita kugwirizana nao,bwanji osamanga anthu opezeka ndi ziwalo za anthuwa? shame malawians.

  10. If you clearing follow the story,you will agree me.This story was aired by BBC .Do you think this practice wasnt there before?all these delays shows that there something ,In Thyolo,Mulanje Nsanje and some other District they take it as their culture.they cannot stop this malpractice.therefore it is difficult to sentence this man.very soon he shall have an exit through back door.That will be the end of the story.

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  13. Whose culture? one man can’t bring a practice under the pretence of culture and abuse scores of girls and women! Please investigate properly! Some of our cultures are horrible.