‘Cl­i­toris col­lec­tor’ off hook

Pretoria News - - NEWS - AN­DREW MOSES

THE FREE State High Court has dropped sev­eral charges against Peter Fred­erik­sen – ac­cused of sev­er­ing women’s cli­torises in il­le­gal op­er­a­tions at his home – as it is not a pun­ish­able of­fence in South Africa.

But the Dan­ish na­tional is still fac­ing con­spir­acy to com­mit mur­der, rape and fraud charges. Fred­erik­sen was ar­rested in 2015 af­ter the Hawks found a bag in a locked deep-freezer with 21 cli­torises af­ter a tip-off from his late wife, Anna Mat­seliso Molise.

He faced about 20 charges for the re­moval of hu­man tis­sue in an unau­tho­rised place. Yes­ter­day, af­ter an ap­pli­ca­tion for dis­charge, Judge Jo­han Daf­fue said the leg­is­la­ture made a glar­ing omis­sion by not ad­e­quately cov­er­ing the re­moval and trans­plan­ta­tion of hu­man tis­sue when it passed the Na­tional Health Act. “Right from the start I had doubts he would be con­victed.”

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