MANDELA MEMORIAL: FAKE SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER CLAIMS IT WAS ‘SCHIZOPHRENIC EPISODE’

Sign language interpreter Thamsanqa Jantjie

Sign language interpreter Thamsanqa Jantjie

The sign language interpreter who appeared at Nelson Mandela’s memorial and was later exposed as being a fake has been named, and claims he suffered a schizophrenic episode on stage that left him unable to do his job properly.

Thamsanqa Jantjie told the Johannesburg Star:

“There was nothing I could do. I was alone in a very dangerous situation. I tried to control myself and not show the world what was going on. I am very sorry, it’s the situation I found myself in”.

“Life is unfair. This illness is unfair. Anyone who doesn’t understand this illness will think that I’m just making this up,”.

Jantjie added that he could not leave, so stayed on and continued to sign things that did not make sense.

The 34-year-old apparently takes medication for his alleged schizophrenia but was removed from a job because of it several years ago. He said he relies on social benefits payments to survive, along with the occasional interpreting job.

SEE I told you that there would be a perfectly logical explanation for this mess.

Hahahahahaha – But seriously what an absolute farce. Who was responsible for hiring this fraud in the first place?

Thamsanqa Jantjie your nonsense has brightened up my day.

2 replies »

  1. Sorry but I have to say… this could only happen in Africa! The eyes of the entire world is on your country, to celebrate the death of one of history’s greatest freedom fighters, and then this monumental cockup happens. I can almost see those right wing Afrikanners laughing into their beer and saying, ‘this is what happens when you let blacks run things.’

  2. Lets be real, if he had been English he would have been held up as one of the “lads” for this. This has to be one of the top blagging missions up there with the dude that put on a Man Utd shirt and convinced the security he was a man utd player.
    Can you imaging the surprise when he got to stand shoulder to shoulder with the president of America! loool. I hope he gets of lightly, its the organizers and Zuma that have to take responsibility for this one.

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