A Consultant Psychiatrist, at the Chainama Hill Mental Hospital, has told the Lusaka High Court that murder suspect, NIGEL MWABA did not show any sign of remorse for his actions.
PATRICK MSONI has told the court today that this was at the time Lieutenant MWABA was undergoing mental status assessment at the health facility, as per court directive.
Dr. MSONI also told Judge WILFRED MUMA that Lieutenant MWABA’s examination revealed that he had a disorder called Borderline Personality.
He narrated that the disorder is characterised by abnormal pattern of behavior, which is not consistent with cultural or societal norms.
The defence witness further told the court that the disorder is caused by environmental or genetic factors, of which in the case of Lieutenant MWABA, it was caused by stress and past trauma experienced.
Dr. MSONI added that borderline personality disorder is also characterised by outbursts of anger and impulsive behaviour.
He was testifying as first defence witness, in a matter where Lieutenant MWABA, a Zambia Army Officer, is charged with the murder of former Ministry of Health Spokesperson, TASILA TEMBO.
Defence in this matter continues on Tuesday, November 15, 2022.