Genital mutilator’s bail application postponed again
BLOEMFONTEIN — The bail application of alleged genital mutilator, Danish national Peter Frederiksen, was postponed yet again in the Bloemfontein Regional Court yesterday.
Magistrate Marlene Marais postponed the application without giving a date. She said the defence failed to submit Frederiksen’s financial papers, indicating he had enough money to pay bail.
The papers were expected to be submitted to the State on August 12. “The reason why the court asked for these documents is that there were no independent documents to prove that there were funds. If these were provided, I would be giving judgment today,” she said.
Frederiksen is expected to appear again in the High Court in Bloemfontein for his pre-trial conference on September 23.
The State said its investigations were complete and the trial was expected to take eight weeks.
He is facing 59 charges, including assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, possessing unregistered medicine, possessing unlicensed firearms, distributing and possessing child pornography, conspiracy to murder, and bigamy. He was arrested on September 17, 2015, after 21 clitorises were found in the freezer of his Langenhoven Park, Bloemfontein home. — Sapa