Roux: My lady, may we take a tea adjournment.
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.
F: He has become depressed since the shooting, I don;t find any evidence prior to the shooting.
F: Anxiety has been progressive over time, beginning at the age of 11 months. This increased when his parents divorced.
F: His mother starting abusing alcohol and was unable to support her children's anxiety.
F: One way of aliviating anxiety was to be in control of his environment. It appears that his anxiety levels increased with his fame increasing.
F: Further these increased levels are confirmed by Mr. Van Zyl and his siblings.
F: The additional pressure of perceiving his environment as unsafe. OP has the response in a situation to fight and not to flight.
F: In OP's instance he was more likely to fight, as his flight was compromised. In my opinion OP should be considered in the light of his disability.
F: Operating at the time of the offence, his generalised anxiety which was present and around for many years and present at the day of the event.
F: He has developed depression since the event.
Roux: Thank-you, no further questions my lady.
Nel: Are you saying that he had diminished response at the time of the event?