Fake Mandela Memorial Interpreter Hospitalized

Seeking psychiatric treatment, according to his wife


The man who faked interpreting the memorial service for former South African Nelson Mandela for the deaf was admitted to a psychiatric hospital, his wife said.

Thamsanqa Jantjie, whose fake sign-language interpretation was internationally derided, was admitted to Sterkfontein Psychiatric Hospital in Krugersdorp on Tuesday after a routine checkup, the Star in Johannesburg reported Thursday.