Former tourism Minister, Prisca Mupfumira ‘s psychiatrist on Friday testified in court that the former minister is not well and discouraged the court from commencing her trial as it would worsen her mental condition, the Daily News reports.
The Psychiatrist, who reportedly has 15 years experience in both private and public practice, Walter Mangezi said this to the court:
I had three sessions with her before I diagnosed depression and put her on medication. Hers is severe depression because she exhibited five of the core symptoms as she was facing difficulties sleeping, was always sad, lost appetite, pleasure, energy and interest in daily activities.
Any court proceedings will bring back memories of what she has been through. All I ask for is some time to allow her to recover
Mupfumira’s trial failed to start on schedule as she was said to be unfit to stand trial. She is charged with criminal abuse of office together with the Public Service Permanent Secretary Ngoni Masoka
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