“I don’t know why I’m alive today. I’m being honest with you. I should have died”, are the exact quotes of Africa’s controversial undercover journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, MyNewsGh.com has filed.
The journalist who was speaking with the latest edition ‘Politics & Power’ magazine, revealed that for past 20 years, he has not shown his face publicly, because the security implications are dire, every day.
According to him, he must live to tell the next story adding that no story is worth a journalist’s life.
According to him, his life is on the line every time he goes undercover but that does not deter him from going underneath to unearth what has been hidden from the masses by the ‘bad guys’ the public deserve to know.
Speaking on his most dangerous undertaking yet he said. “I don’t know why I’m alive today. I’m being honest with you. I should have died” in reference to a piece on human harvesting in Malawi, aired on the BBC mid-August.
It would be recalled that MyNewsGh.com in August 2018 reported of how Anas Aremeyaw Anas nearly died with his colleagues during his undercover piece “Malawi’s Human Harvest”.
In a video which has since been released by the BBC, the journalist and his colleagues were heard screaming for help which seems to suggest they had been attacked by one of their targets in the course of investigations.
The investigative story for the BBC according to MyNewsGh.com checks sought to unravel the issues surrounding the mysterious deaths of many in Malawi for ritual purposes triggered a mob in a Malawian village to resort to killing the investigative reporter and his crew.
The story, itself dug deep into the dark world of the killers and capturing chilling footage of alleged murderers.
Popularly known as Muhti, human bodies are harvested and dismembered to supply powerful people in society. These human body parts are believed to possess some abilities to make people not just rich, but also very powerful in the Malawian and Tanzanian societies.