I came face to face with death – Anas recounts ordeal
Anas Aremeyaw Anas has narrated how he narrowly escaped death during one of his investigations in Malawi.
The investigative journalist says he and his team have had to live with the horrific experience from their investigation into case of mysterious deaths in Malawi.
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.
Speaking to British News giant BBC about the incident, he says he and his team have been left traumatized after they were nearly killed in the process of investigating ritual murders in the African country.
The piece ‘Malawi’s Human Harvest’ was carried out by Anas’ Tiger Eye PI together with BBC/ Africa Eye is centered on the gruesome murders of innocent lives in Northern Malawi by witch doctors and their associates for ritual purposes.
The investigation took a different turn when some villagers who were convinced they were part of the killers, attacked them whilst they were trying to get to their cars to leave the place.
Even though they showed the crowd their IDs to prove they are journalists, the villagers did not believe them and kept shoving them around and even attacked some community police officers who tried protecting them.
“They hit my head with a huge stone and I fell but I had to keep up. I stood and we pushed forward…I could feel someone drive a knife, cut through my suit and when we got into the valley, they were going to end our lives and there was nothing that could stop them,” Anas recalled the traumatic experience.
“We knew that, that was the moment we were going to die…we had to just run, hold each other’s hands and run. We were surprised we made it alive. It was just the hand of God that took us out of this,” he added.
Luckily, they chanced upon the village chief’s house as they were running for their lives and that was the beginning for their escape from death.
Anas noted that even though they escaped from death that night, the “mental scars of the night will forever remain with us.”
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