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Genital mutilator gets life sentences in SA

A DANISH man, who was found with women’s genitals in his freezer, has been given two life sentences by a South African court for the rape of a minor and the murder of his Mosotho wife, Matšeliso Anna Molise.

Ms Molise, who was estranged from Frederiksen- who was one a businessman in Maseru- was shot by unknown gunmen near her Naleli residence in October 2015 and died from her injuries at Tšepong Hospital.

In sentencing Frederiksen at the Bloemfontein High Court on Friday, Judge Johann Daffue, called Frederiksen manipulative and lacking in remorse for his crimes.

In 2015, a domestic dispute led to the police finding around 21 pieces of frozen female genitalia in his home, which were neatly labelled in plastic bags with a date, the name of a woman and where she was from.

The 65-year-old Frederiksen was subsequently arrested.

According to the South African media, police discovered diaries from 2005 with accounts of the genital mutilation of victims. They also found pieces of dried female genitalia on a hook.

He was acquitted of charges relating to the human tissue found in his fridge due to the law being unclear on this type of crime.

On top of the life sentences, Frederiksen was given other prison terms totaling more than 40 years.

“You were the general and you orchestrated the murder,” Judge Daffue said of the assassination of Ms Molise.

She was due to be the main witness at his trial, but was shot four times outside her home in Lesotho. The court heard in 2017 that he had paid a man in prison to arrange her killing.

Judge Daffue said vulnerable members of society needed to be “protected against person like you”.

“You must be removed permanently from society,” he added.—BBC, Lesotho Times


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