Peter Frederiksen
Peter Frederiksen, alleged genital mutilator, at the Bloemfontein Magistrate's court on November 4, 2015 GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/Getty Images

An alleged clitoris mutilator paid a man in a wheelchair almost £2,000 to arrange a hit on his wife after she exposed his dark hobby to police, a court in South Africa has heard.

Gun shop owner Peter Frederiksen is accused of removing nine women's clitorises and collecting them in his freezer, as well as conspiring to murder his wife after she told police he had mutilated her.

He is on trial at Free State High Court facing 58 charges relating to his alleged clitoris collection, his wife's murder, and others including child rape and firearms offences.

Wheelchair-bound Motlatsi Moqeti, 32, testified on Thursday that Frederiksen paid him R32,000 (£1,900, $2,400) to help kill his wife when the pair met in prison.

Moqeti said he then hired a hitman, known only as "Paul", to shoot Frederiksen's wife, Anna Matseliso Molise.

Molise was shot dead outside her home in October 2015. She had previously turned down the offer of being placed under witness protection.

Frederiksen had met Moqeti after being detained when police found nine clitorises packed individually in his freezer in September 2015. Moqeti is serving a 12-year sentence for attempted murder and aggravated robbery.

Frederiksen's home was searched after Molise had reported that he had pierced and cut – though not detached – her clitoris while she was drunk.

The extraordinary trial has already seen a nine-year-old girl testify against Frederiksen. She told the court via a camera link that Frederiksen raped her several times at his home between 2011 and 2015.

It is alleged that Frederiksen made a diary entry titled "Paedophile Pig" on one of the days he abused her at his Bloemfontein property.

It is also claimed that indecent pictures of the girl are among other photos in Frederiksen's possession. He faces 18 charges of manufacturing child pornography.

His diary is also reported to document details of the "procedures" he used to obtain the clitorides from the nine women. Anesthetics and surgical instruments were also found at his house.

The trial continues.