Judge: We will adjourn for tea.
Judge: You are still under oath.
Roux: Next part of your report is the medical history.
F: He had bi-lateral surgery and was later fitted with prothestics. In 2009 he sustained facial injruies in a boating accident. He underwent extensive maxillo surgeyr.
F: He has family history of anxiety. OP notes that he was always encouraged to appear normal. He became unwilling to show his family and friends his prostestics.
F: He alter developed a poor self-image. That is why he strove always to conceal them.
F: By concealing his disability, he would then shy away from revealing his disability. As he became more in the focus, he would spend many hours trying to control himself.
F: Enabling more stress on him. Effects to remain to keep his anxiety at bay. He would have to spend hours to prepare himself for events.
F: He relates that while training in Italy he would feel lonely. His concerns grew over his concern for his sisters safety in South Africa.
F: By having increased levels of anxiety, you percieve that you are not safe even though you may be.
F: While in SA he describes having increased levels of anxiety. He moved into a housing estate to be in a safer place.
F: He has described having sleeping difficulty. He has said that he always sleeps with his bedroom door locked.
F: It is a feature of anxiety. He was a ware that he was a public figure and he believed that this increased his safety concern.
F: OP describes feeling generally isolated and alone. Overall he appears to be a distrustful and alone person.
F: OP does not smoke or take drugs. He does not drink alcohol during his training season but will drink while the training season is over.
F: The event, in my opinion his feelings are genuine. I refer to the retching, this would change his voice structure.
F: Mental state evaluation - OP clearly anxious, shown by his tremour. His mood is depressed. Very few facial emotions. He is on treatment for depression.
F: Depression can have a effect on memory or concentration during the consultation.
F: Page 8, OP was asked to removed his prosthesthics, he was clearly embarrassed.
F: His physical disability makes him more anxious.
F: When discussing the event, OP was clearly distraught. OP many times expressed his guilt in the shooting of RS.
F: Profasive - anxiety disorder. Type of anxiety and effects all aspects of function.
Nel: If that is the answer, then that is the end of the ocurt.
Nel: If you said that it may have affected his ability to act. Then the court shall refer.
V: Again it depends on what the court, if he was afraid that there was an intruder, then generally having generalized anxiety disorder, it may have affected how he acted.
Nel: On his version there is no other option. That will be my application my lady based on what the witness said.
Nel: This court will not have a choice but to refer op for observation in terms of section 78 1B and procedure is 72. My lady I have had in the very little time, read all the cases.
Nel: The court shall make it. It goes so far, matter Mobie, the accused pleaded guilty and said he cannot remember what happened.
Nel: The court said by him saying that he was referred due to his mental state.
Nel: The basis of 78 is for the court to satisfy the court of his mental state. Mr. Roux is one hundred percent correct to call Dr. Vorster.
Nel: There must have been some reason why he decided to call this witness. My lady the fact is simple to ensure that the court appreciates the mental status of the accused.
Nel: I am sure my lady that I have now brought us an application, but the court will know that I received the report when the witness walked into the court. I had an hour. to review.
Nel: My reasons as set out now will be the reasons. I will ask that the witness be provisioned, as he cannot be treated here.
Judge: This is just a preview.
Nel: This is just a preview, I am sure it was not done intentally.
Nel: Dr. we will deal with some aspects of your report and we might have to call you make later.