Thursday, December 19, 2013

'Fake' interpreter from Mandela event is admitted to psychiatric hospital: report

Thamsanqa Jantjie stands just three feet from President Barack Obama during the Nelson Mandela memorial service on Dec. 10.
The "fake" sign language interpreter who stood feet away from world leaders including President Barack Obama at Nelson Mandela's memorial has been committed to a psychiatric hospital, South African media reported Thursday.
Thamsanqa Jantjie caused uproar at the ceremony in Johannesburg on Dec. 10 when he used sign-language interpretations that deaf groups say were little more than nonsensical gesticulations.
The 34-year-old later claimed he may have suffered a schizophrenic attack in which he saw "angels" flying into the stadium.


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