Investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas says the traumatic experience he had with his team during an investigation in Malawi will live with them for the rest of their lives.
Anas made this statement when he spoke to the BBC about how he and his team narrowly escaped death while investigating series of mysterious murders in Malawi.
The piece ‘Malawi’s Human Harvest’ tells of the gruesome murders of innocent lives in Northern Malawi by witch doctors and their associates for ritual purposes.
The investigation was carried out by Anas’ Tiger Eye PI together with BBC/ Africa Eye.
The team met the families of some victims who were mourning and living in fear at the same time due to the increasing rate of the murders.
One of the families he met told him about how four members of the family have fallen victims to these ritual murders within the last 10 years and how they were being ostracized by some members of the community who describe them as “dead men walking”.
The investigation took a dangerous turn when the team met with a witch doctor and his accomplice in a remote place to discuss how they carry out these murders.
Unfortunately for the team, some villagers who cited them were convinced they were part of the killers and attacked them whilst they were trying to get to their cars to leave the place.