A ZIMBABWEAN who mutilated his ex-client’s lover poses a high level of risk to society and has little chance of being rehabilitated, the Western Cape High Court heard yesterday.

Police psychologist Major Hayden Knibbs came to this conclusion after interviewing 35-year-old Andrew Chimboza and looking at his trial transcript.

He was presenting his report to the court to help it impose an appropriate sentence.

He testified that during the clinical interview, Andrew showed a lack of remorse for killing 62-year-old Mbuyiselo Manona last year. He placed the responsibility on Manona’s lover, who was Andrew’s former client.

“He blamed her for inviting him to her house because she should have known that her boyfriend would attack him,” Knibbs said.

Andrew recently pleaded guilty to the killing as part of a plea agreement.

He stated in his plea explanation that he stabbed Manona to death at the home of a former client in June, after a disagreement.

He alleged Manona attacked him with a knife.

He retaliated by kicking Manona in the groin, stabbing him in the neck with a fork and then repeatedly stabbing him in the neck, chest, and abdomen with a knife. Manona had apparently accused Andrew of having sex with his partner. He died from deep incisions to the neck, chest and abdomen, and blunt force injuries.

The clinical report presented in court will be included in a file for for any instance where parole is considered in future.