New Magistrate takes over case of  ‘hyena’ Aniva: Malawi man paid for sex with 100 girls

Blantyre Chief Resident Magistrate Thom Ligowe has taken over the case of Nsanje ‘hyena’ man  Eric Aniva charged along side his accomplice-Vito Nkhalamba on sexual offences  after First Grade Magistrate Anderson Masanjala recused himself.

Aniva: Malawi sex ritualist

Aniva: Malawi sex ritualist

.Judiciary Spokesperson Mlenga Mvula confirmed the appointment of Judge Ligowe to proceed with the case once it resumes on August 25, 2016.

Masanjala recused himself from the case saying he stays in Nsanje so he wanted to remain neutral.

The 45-year-old  Aniva,  who has said he is infected with the Aids virus –  has said he was “not scared” to face trial.

The Law Society of Malawi has said it will represent him when the court reconvenes.

He has been charged with practising harmful cultural practises.

Aniva has said openly that he slept with the young girls as young as 12 years ago and also widows as part of the cultural cleansing ritual.

His wife is a widow whom he slept with after the death of her husband in the same ritual.

“We want him back home. We are suffering because we have no food,” his 25-year-old wife Fanny told AFP.

“When he is around, we don’t suffer because he is a man and he finds means to bring food to the house.”

His second wife, Sophia, said he had long abandoned the “hyena” business.

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2 thoughts on “New Magistrate takes over case of  ‘hyena’ Aniva: Malawi man paid for sex with 100 girls”

  1. Lion Biko says:


    Proverbs 30:5-6
    5. Every Word of YAH is tried and He is a shield to those taking refuge in Him
    6. Do not add to his words lest He rebuke you and you be found a liar.

    Deuteronomy 19:15
    One witness does not rise against any man concerning any crookedness or any sin that He commits. At the mouth of two witnesses or at the mouth of three witnesses a matter is established.

    Whore- An interpersonal relationship in which a woman engages in an on going sexual relationship with a man to whom she is not married. The woman/person in such a relationship is referred to as a whore.


    Genesis 2:24
    For this cause a man must leave his father and mother and cleave to his wife and they shall both be one flesh.

    Proverbs 5:18-19
    18. Let your fountain be blessed and rejoice with the wife of your youth.
    19. A loving wife and a pleasant husband. Let her breast satisfy you at all times and be captivated with her love always.


    Deuteronomy 23:17
    There shall be no whores amongst the daughters of isra’Yl nor a sodomite amongst the son of isra’Yl

    Leviticus 19:29
    Do not defile or prostitute your daughters by making her a whore. So the land does not sin and becomes filled with wickedness.

    Leviticus 18:5
    And you shall guard My laws and My Right-Rulings which a man does and live by them. I am YAH YOUR Mighty One.


    Shameless man together with his two dull women, so they are proud to call the promiscuity a business? God help me, where has Malawi gone to? So we can even distance ourselves from the Lord our creator in the name of observing cultural/ancestral practices…Anthu onsewa; mzibambo pamodzi ndi achakazi akewo, komanso mafumu, nduna ndi nyakwawa zomwe zimalimbikitsa zokhalidwe zaziwandazi nkumaona ngati akusunga chikhalidwe chamakolowa ndithudi mzimu wa Mulungu pa iwo palibe, chikumbumtima chawo ncholochedwa/chinasitika ndiiithu chifukwa azimayiwo akanakhala ndi nsanje pa mwamuna wao oopsya ngati ameneyu, chimzimucho chife mwa anthu onse okhala kumeneko nafike kukuzindikura kwa choonadi kuti miyoyo yawo ipulumuke kumilliri yochokera ku nkwiyo wa Mulungu {penatu titha kumaona ngati zowawa zina zomwe zimangochitikira madera omwe-omweo nkumaganiza kuti nchifukwa cha zachilengedwe pena osadziwa kuti nkukhala mmbali imodzi ya kuwawidwa mtima kwa Mulungu malingana ndizikhalidwe zathu a Malawi zomwe nzopanda mmpake pomwe…Ambuye atikhululukire ndithu, nachize nthaka yathu yokondedwayi}

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