Last week the news were on blogs and other social medias that Nigeria popular actor in the 90s Hanks Anuku was HIV positive after sleeping with 80 women in Zambia and also deliberately infected his wife with the virus.
At first I found that news alarming and image damaging. I didn't publish the news on my blog because I couldn't find the original source that published the news. First they said it was from a Ghana radio station, then to pulseng. There was no actual main source of the news..
Hanks Anuku has come forward to deny all allegations, he said he never granted any interview, didn't infect his wife with any disease and he is not HIV positive.
Speaking exclusively with Naji.com, the actor expresses his displeasure about the news and wondered why someone will want to hurt him and his family with such false news....
“There is no iota of truth in that story! This is me, I am fine and healthy.”
This was how Hanks Anuku's interview was published on blogs....
“Life in Zambia was heaven on earth because we could enjoy life, moving in all places but I was missing my family. During that time I had quite a number of sexual activities and I slept with different women. When I came back home I never took care of the family. I started drinking life a fish and became an irresponsible husband leaving the entire burden to my wife,” he said.
“I got tested while I was in Zambia after one of my girlfriends advised me about her pregnancy. She had gone for pregnancy tests and during that time she was tested for HIV and the results was shocking, she was positive. She forced me to get tested but I could not come to terms with the results. After I got tested I came back to Zimbabwe and I kept quiet about the issue. I never told my wife about the issue. I infected her but I regret. I later on received some counseling and it went well,” he explained.
“During my peak of popularity I had sex with approximately 80 women, within Harare and Zambia. In 2002 it was so amazing to be on TV. I abused the fame. To make matters worse I lacked counseling and I failed to handle it properly, leaving me in this mud. I am now a born again Christian with UFIC under the guidance of Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa,” the former story had claimed.