MANDELA INTERPRETER ADMITTED TO PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL

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JOHANNESBURG: The sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s memorial, who claimed schizophrenia after being accused of being an arm-flapping fraud, has been admitted to a psychiatric hospital, South African media reported on Thursday. Thamsanqa Jantjie sparked outrage for his translations of eulogies, including by US President Barack Obama and Mandela’s grandchildren, at the service last week, with sign language experts saying his signing amounted to little more than “flapping his arms around” and “just making funny gestures.”

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