A man bragged about the fact that he is having sex with young girls and how much they love it.
45-year-old Eric Aniva of Nsanje, Malawi, said that the young girls compliment him over his performance and that they love it.
Aniva said that it is part of their tradition for girls to have sex with a male prostitute who is known as a “hyena.”
He claims that so far, he has slept with about 104 girls and young women since the beginning of his “career.” “These girls are never scared, in fact, they are very relaxed with me,” he bragged.
He said that the girls pay to have sex with him once they reach puberty. The girls have sex with the hyena over a three-day period after their first menstruation
The act is not seen by village elders as rape, but rather as a form of ritual “cleansing.”
However, Aniva, who is HIV positive, agreed that the practice has the potential of being the opposite of cleansing, but rather a way of spreading the disease.
When asked why he does not wear a condom, Aniva said that it is against their religion to use protection.
Dr. May Shaba, who is the secretary of the Ministry of Gender and Welfare, said: “We are not going to condemn these people, but we are going to give them information that they need to change their rituals.”