THIS is the face of Eric Aniva. The married man, who gets paid to rape girls who reach puberty in the African country of Malawi.
The HIV-infected man is known by locals as the ‘Hyena’ – and he gets paid by village elders to have sex with harmless girls in southern Malawi.
“Some girls are just 12 or 13 years old, but I prefer them older. All these girls find pleasure in having me as their hyena.”
His disturbing profession receives approval from village chiefs.
One elder said: “We have to train our girls in a good manner in the village, so that they don’t go astray, are good wives so that the husband is satisfied.”
According to expert Father Clause Boucher, a French-born Catholic priest who’s lived in the country for over half a century, the sick tradition is dying.
He told the BBC it was only rarely practiced in remote areas of the country and never in large cities or towns.