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Thursday, 19 December 2013

Schizophrenic Mandela Memorial Interpreter Hospitalized.

The signer at Nelson Mandela's memorial - accused of making up gestures - has been admitted to a psychiatric hospital, local media report. Thamsanqa Jantjie "might have had a breakdown", his wife Siziwe is quoted as saying. Sign language experts accused him of referring to "prawns" and "rocking horses" while translating eulogies at Mr Mandela's memorial last week. Mr Jantjie said he suffered a sudden attack of schizophrenia.
He insisted he was a qualified interpreter. The past few days have been hard” Siziwe Jantjie Signer's wife.South Africa's Deputy Disability Minister Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu has said the company which had employed him had "vanished". Mr Jantjie's wife took him to a psychiatric hospital near Johannesburg for a check-up on Tuesday, and it was suggested that he be admitted immediately, Johannesburg's The Star newspaper reports.

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