Bloemfontein - A house of horrors has been uncovered in Langenhovenpark, Bloemfontein, in which a Danish weapons dealer allegedly sliced off women’s sexual organs and kept them in a freezer.
It is believed the seven clitorises found in small bags in the freezer were kept by the man as “trophies”.
The 58-year-old man, who manages a weapons shop in the city, allegedly also tried to cut off the clitoris of his wife, who comes from Lesotho.
Police spokesperson Constable Masilela Langa yesterday said the man was arrested on Thursday after police were informed that he had photos of women whose clitorises had been cut.
When Falcons members arrived at his townhouse, they made the gruesome discovery in his freezer.
The man allegedly kept records on each clitoris, whom it belonged to and when it was cut off.
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It is suspected that the women were still alive when they were mutilated, and that the brutal deeds took place in the townhouse, which the man shares with his wife and two children.
Langa said the police seized a cellphone which contained various photos showing how the man violated the women.
Equipment including sedatives, scalpels and pliers was also found in the man’s house.
The main task for the police now is to find the man’s victims.
“At this stage we don’t know how many women there are, because there are many, many photos,” said Langa. “We are busy with the investigation and are questioning the man. It seems as if he knew the victims and knew where to find them.”
According to sources, the man had already performed his first “operation” on a woman by 2010.
Police are also investigating where the man got his medical equipment.
It is still unclear how the man lured the women to his house and what became of them.
The man’s wife is badly traumatised and has been taken with her children to a place of safety.
Volksblad newspaper has uncovered that the wife first reported her husband’s horrifying deeds to the Bainvlei police station earlier this year, but officers just sent her back home.
The man’s actions finally were exposed on Thursday when the wife complained to municipal workers that her husband was threatening to shoot her and her children dead.
The workers contacted the police, who immediately went to the man’s townhouse.
The man will appear in Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court on Monday on charges of sexual assault
- The Witness