(JOHANNESBURG) — The man accused of faking sign interpretation while standing alongside world leaders like U.S. President Barack Obama at Nelson Mandela‘s memorial service said Thursday he hallucinated that angels were entering the stadium, suffers from schizophrenia and has been violent in the past.
Blames gibberish gestures on schizophrenia
(JOHANNESBURG) — The man accused of faking sign interpretation next to world leaders at Nelson Mandela’s memorial told a local newspaper that he was hallucinating and hearing voices.
Thamsanqa Jantjie did describe his qualifications for being a sign language interpreter, but told The Star he works for an interpreting company that …
En route to the town of Qunu, where Nelson Mandela will be buried this weekend, our correspondent makes an unexpected stop in the anti-apartheid hero’s birthplace
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Interpreter reportedly did his own thing during President Obama’s eulogy instead of accurately translating
(PRETORIA, South Africa) — A flag-draped casket containing the body of Nelson Mandela arrived with a military honor guard Wednesday for display in an amphitheater where he was sworn in 19 years ago as South Africa’s first black …
Thousands, including dozens of global dignitaries, piled into Johannesburg’s Soccer City stadium to celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela. But when current President Jacob Zuma took the stage, he was roundly jeered
Leaders from around the world joined thousands of South Africans in Johannesburg on Tuesday to remember the legendary anti-apartheid advocate who passed away at the age of 95
President calls on leaders to use Mandela’s legacy as a call to action for political and social reform
Of all the remarkable scenes prompted by the death of Nelson Mandela, one of the most astonishing will happen inside the VIP section at his memorial service Tuesday and his funeral Sunday. The full list of foreign heads of states …
(CENTURION, South Africa) — President Barack Obama has arrived in South Africa to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela, the iconic leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner who died Thursday at age 95.
Obama will deliver a 20-minute speech during Tuesday’s service in Johannesburg, where tens of thousands of South Africans and dozens of foreign …