Mandela Signer Faced Murder Charge


thamsanqa-jantjie-mandela-funeral-signerIt just keeps getting worse. Not only does Thamsanqa Jantjie, the fake sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s Mandela’s memorial service, apparently suffer from schizophrenia and botched translations at previous events, he also has a reportedly sorded criminal history.

According to reports, Jantjie has faced charges of murder, property damage, breaking into a house, theft and even rape. It’s unclear whether he’s actually ever served jail time.

The South African government has apologized for choosing Jantjie to interpret at the service, and has said it was aware of the murder charge reports–a frightening revelation given that 91 heads of state, including President Obama, were at the event. Read more at The Telegraph.

{Andy Newscenter}


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