27/07/2016 14h25 - Updated 27/07/2016 14h32

Arrested man hired to have sex with adolescents in Africa

Eric Aniva, I was hired to child sexual iniação, It has AIDS.
Photo: HowAfrica
Photo: HowAfrica

Eric Aniva, a type of sex worker called “hyena”, name given to the men hired to do the initiation of teenagers in the southern region of Malawi in Africa, He was arrested by order of the President of Malawi, Peter Mutharika. Aniva was one of those interviewed by BBC Brazil earlier this week, by journalist Ed Butler, in a story about the ritual of sexual initiation of teenagers, common in remote regions of Malawi. In the interview, he said he had AIDS and that because it is a ritual, relations were made without protection.

In the interview, Aniva explains that girls are brought by parents, who pay for him to make the girl's sexual initiation. Some of them only 12 years. The teenager is about three days with him, and then back to his family. All part of a ritual “sexual cleansing”. According to belief, every girl, just after menstruation should be sexual intercourse with a “hyena”, to prevent a disease or some fatal misfortune happen to their families or to the whole village. If a man dies, for example, his wife should sleep with Aniva before you can bury it. If someone suffers a miscarriage, again to “sexual cleansing” is required. The “hyenas” also they have sex with widows or married women who can not get pregnant.

The President of Malawi, Peter Mutharika, He said police will investigate it and accuse it by the cases of abuse that apparently confessed.
“We promote positive cultural values ​​and socialization of our children”, said presidential spokesman, Geme Kalilani. “The president said that harmful cultural and traditional practices can not be tolerated in the country and are being combated.

Malawi is one of the largest cities in the Southeast affrica, but its more remote areas have a high misery index.

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