Wife of Danish national in genitalia case gunned down

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JOHANNESBURG - The wife of a Danish national who was found with female genitals in his fridge, was gunned down as she was leaving her house in Naledi, Maseru in Lesotho on Tuesday.

The 28-year-old woman was the key witness in a 58-year-old man&39;s case of mutilating womens genitals and storing them in his freezer.

Hawks spokesperson, Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said the woman was shot four times on the upper body and died on Wednesday at Tshepong Hospital in Maseru.

Directorate for Priority Crime Investigations Lieutenant-General Mthandazo Ntlemeza said justice will be brought despite her death.

"She was a key witness in our cases against the Danish national. We suspected that something might happen and we offered her witness protection but she refused. Despite this setback we are committed to do all in our power to bring justice to all women who fell victim of the accused."

The accused, who abandoned his bail application last month, will be in the dock again on 4 November 2015.