Wife of Dane in South African mutilation case is killed

AP News
Posted: Oct 21, 2015 11:56 AM

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African media say the wife of a Danish man who was arrested after 21 pieces of female genitalia were found at his home has been fatally shot.

News channel eNCA reported Wednesday that Anna Matseliso Molise, a key witness in the case, died of her wounds after being shot while leaving her home in Lesotho, which borders South Africa. The channel cited Brig. Hangwani Mulaudzi, a South African police spokesman.

Ekstra Bladet, a Danish newspaper, also reported the killing.

Police say they found 21 pieces of women's genitalia in plastic bags in a freezer at the Danish man's home in the South African city of Bloemfontein.

The Associated Press has not named the man. Under South African law, he cannot be identified until he enters a plea.