The ‘fake’ interpreter, whose nonsensical translation during Nelson Mandela memorial was reportered all over the world, says he suffered a schizophrenic episode.
‘Fake’ sign language interpreter says he is schizophrenic
A South-African newspaper, The Star, found Thamsanqa Jantjie. He explained to the journalist that he suddenly lost all concentration and started hearing voices and hallucinating : “There was nothing I could do. I was alone in a very dangerous situation. I tried to control myself and not show the world what was going on.” He apologized for what happened.