Sentencing expected for convicted Frederiksen

Peter Frederiksen, the man who was accused and convicted on most of the 38 charges he faced in the Bloemfontein High Court on November 06 last year, is expected to be sentenced today.The Danish citizen and former Bloemfontein gun dealer was found guilty by Judge Johann Daffue on a charge of rape, possession and production of child pornography, assault and fraud.

He was also found guilty on a count of conspiracy to commit murder, influencing a state witness and various contraventions of the Firearms Control Act, charges that he pleaded not guilty initially.During the November judgement, Frederiksen was acquitted on another rape charge concerning his late wife Tshidi, who was shot dead in Lesotho while he was an awaiting trial prisoner.

Frederiksen, who will be turning 65 this year, made headlines in September 2015 when police found cut-off clitorises stored in a freezer inside his townhouse in Bloemfontein, the court earlier acquitted him on 20 of the 58 charges he faced.

Also at the court today waiting to hear Frederiksen’s sentence are members of the ANC Women’s League in Mangaung Region.Member and Regional ANCWL chairperson earlier told Dumelang News that they are recommending ten life sentences be handed down.“This would be a victory for violating not only women’s rights from the side of the accused but human rights too, especially as we intensify the fight against human rights violations,” said Nkoane.


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