I swear, this entire Nelson Mandela Memorial interpreter story has just been one big “Nah…really???” situation, one after the other. From the shocking realization that Thamsanqa Jantjie wasn’t even using actual sign language to the latest reports that he has an extensive criminal past, it’s a wonder he was even able to be employed in the first place. But now BBC News is reporting that Thamsanqa Jantjie was finally admitted to a psychiatric hospital. Apparently his family believes that he is in danger of having a breakdown any moment now.
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. Continue Reading →