This is beyond disturbing.
We have a strong contender in Peter Frederiksen for most evil man in the world.
Frederiksen, a 63-year-old Danish gun shop owner living in South Africa, was arrested in September after his wife Anna Matseliso Molise told the police that he had mutilated her genitals. Shortly after assisting the police, his wife (28) was shot four times on the upper body and died at the Tshepong Hospital in Maseru, South Africa.
It isn't a far reach to suspect she may have died as a result of her husband putting a hit out on her, though he hasn't been formally charged with that yet. Molise reportedly had alerted the police to the collection of female genitals stored in the freezer after her husband allegedly drugged and mutilated her.
The National Head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, Lieutenant General Mthandazo Ntlemeza, said in a statement, "She was a key witness in our cases against Frederiksen. We suspected that something might happen and we offered her witness protection but she refused. Despite this setback we are committed to doing everything in our power to bring to justice to the women who were alleged victims of the accused."
Frederiksen has been charged with sexual assault, bigamy, production and distribution of child pornography, illegal removal of human tissue, and conspiracy to murder. He's been nicknamed the Clitoris Collector for his collection of over 21 vagina pieces in plastic bags that not only were neatly labeled as trophies, but had a picture of the victims they came from.
He supposedly sedated the victims in his home before cutting off their clitorises and vulvas. It's believed that one of the genitals came from a seven-year-old victim.
All this is beyond stomach-turning, and while he might not have murdered these women, what he did was very similar to what serial killers do when they're just starting out.
The police also found (after they raided Frederiksen's home) his diaries from 2004 which told of his mutilation of women, anesthetic drugs, surgical equipment, and two pieces of vaginal material hung on a hook.
Police said that the majority of Frederiksen's victims were from Lesotho, a small landlocked kingdom encircled by South Africa, and the police have asked for any woman who may have been assaulted by Frederiksen to come forward.
FGM (female genital mutilation) was once (and in some places still is) considered a rite of passage, and a way to subjugate women. FGM is a non-medical practice that involves the partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, and isn't just illegal but extremely dangerous.
Frederiksen wasn't participating in a cultural exercise, oh no. He was committing horrifying acts of violence against women. Hopefully justice will be served to his victims.