W: No, it is not required my lady.
Nel: The photograph that was handed in by Dickson, JJJ27?
W: My lady, may I be seated?
Judge: Yes you may be seated.
Nel: What is that, do you know?
W: It looks like bullet holes to me.
Nel: You don't know when it was taken?
W: I really not know, I can't remember.
Nel: Thank-you my lady, I have no more questions.
Roux: My lady, may we take a 15 minute adjournment just to make sure something is correct.
Judge: Yes, we will adjourn.
Defence lawyer Barry Roux finishes his re-examination of Thomas Wolmarans, who is thanked for his assistance and excused from court.
Roux: Next witness is Dr. Foster my lady.
Witness is sworn, Meryl Foster.
Roux: I am so sorry, I should have asked you for copies of your report. Do you have copies?
F: Yes, I do.
Roux: Do you also have copies of your CV?
F: Yes, I do.
Roux: I will send someone so that we can mark it.
Roux: My lady, the CV exhibit OOO1 and the report as OOO2.
Roux: Apart from the personal information, can we deal with your CV. Let's start with your qualifications.
Roux: What positions did you hold?
F: I worked for many years at Sterkfontein Hospital and then I worked at University of Witwatersrand and I have been employed at the faculty at Witwatersrand and in addition I have a practice.
Roux: My lady, I failed to mention that the witness has raised the matter that she wishes not to be videoed.
Judge: To the media, no audio or visual is allowed of this witness.
F: Documents available are listed, medical records form Milpark Hospital and three affidavits, I also have testimonies from his family.
F: He is a middle of three children, he had surgery on his legs at age 11 months. He would thus not have understood why he was in hospital, why he was having surgery.
F: This is pre-language, pre-ceived by infants as prematic assult. He was never restricted in participating in activities by his parents.
F: He was never able to allow himself to be seen as disable, always encouraged to be seen as normal. Over time this can result in high levels of anxiety.
F: He attended creche and there was no problems. It would appear that his mother was his caregiver.
F: His parents then got divorced. It would appear that his mother abused alcohol and slept with her firearm under her pillow. It appears that the children were not soothed by their mother.
F: They were reared to view the world as threatening, she added to their anxiety.
F: In the present situation it clearly remained. Carl was often tasked with looking after his siblings. The paternal grandmother supported the family.
F: It appears that OP had many friends and it appears he was bullied at primary school, where his older brother would have to step in.
F: Age of 14, OP moved to Pretoria to attend High School, he moved to his father, Within a few months there were problems, so he moved in to become a weekly border.
F: He had no problems with his academic problems. At 15 his mother died. This sudden death seems to have added to OP's anxiety.
F: He was supported with his family but had in-frequent contact with his father.
F: At 16 he obtained a knee injury while playing rugby, as part of his rehab he started running. By Std 9, he was running professionally and was making money.
F: He had few strong emotional ties, he saw his family less frequently, although his bond grew with his sister.
F: By 21 he broke all ties with his father.
F: He brought a firearm for his own protection. OP relates as a professional athletic he mentioned that he worked very hard to get sponsors.
F: His coach confirms that he always met his targets. He was a well trained athlete.
F: He attempts to maintain his anxiety.
F: It is my opinion that Op has an anxiety disorder, it is my opinion that he works very hard to maintain a level of controlled anxiety.
F: He would have had to control himself very well to maintain his anxiety. He would have had to control the environment around his to bring control in his anxiety.
Roux: My lady, may we take a tea adjournment.