Prosecutor Micheal Reza has indicated that he wants 2 government doctors to examine MDC Alliance Legislator Joanna Momombe who has been described as unstable and experiencing sleeping problems, palpitations, fatigue and anxiety disorder and taking sleeping tablets as part of her treatment, The Herald reports. This was revealed by her doctor Dr Fungisai Mazhandu who testified in court and revealed that she attended to her.
The state, led by Micheal Reza has notified Mamombe’s lawyers that they want Mamombe to be examined by 2 government doctors. Reza argued that:
Dr Mazhandu said another doctor may reach another finding since the symptoms do not necessary point to mental, but also physical condition.
This court is allowed at law that accused be examined by two medical practitioners to determine whether she is suffering from mental illness so that she can be treated or is not suffering at all. That can only happen when two Government doctors examine her and present their findings to court
Reza has also said there is evidence that Mamombe who was alleged to be sick on 4 September was in fact caught on CCTV shopping in Harare. Mamombe was discharged from hospital by police officers after a warrant of her arrest was issued for her after she failed to appear in court.
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