Source: Andrew Kirell / Mediaite
The sign language interpreter reportedly signed nonsense during the memorial, while standing next to the likes of President Barack Obama during speeches. Jantjie later told the press that he suffers from schizophrenia and was “hallucinating” during the event, leading many to ask how on earth he was able to get clearance to stand next to world leaders on a stage before thousands.
eNCA reports on the lengthy list of criminal charges:
eNCA’s investigations have found that Thamsanqa Jantjie, who is being treated for schizophrenia, has also faced rape (1994), theft (1995), housebreaking (1997), malicious damage to property (1998), murder, attempted murder and kidnapping (2003) charges.
Many of the charges brought against him were dropped, allegedly because he was mentally unfit to stand trial.
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