Thursday, December 19, 2013

Interpreting The Insanity

He's going away for a little while:
The Star newspaper reported that Thamsanqa Jantjie was admitted to the Sterkfontein Psychiatric Hospital on Tuesday after being taken for a check-up by his wife, Siziwe. The paper reported that doctors suggested that Thamsanqa be admitted immediately.

"The past few days have been hard. We have been supportive because he might have had a breakdown," Siziwe said.

Thamsanqa Jantjie gained international infamy overnight when he was accused of making false sign language interpretations of the speeches of several world leaders, including President Barack Obama, at the memorial at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg December 10. When questioned, he told reporters that he had suffered a schizophrenic episode on his way into the stadium and claimed that he saw "angels."

The Star reported that Jantjie's checkup was originally scheduled for the day of the memorial service, but he told his wife to reschedule when he was offered the job of interpreting at the memorial service.
Th-th-that's all, folks!

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