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you know I fear for his life tbh

...yeah it was funny but at the end of the day it's a major security issue..how he was able to get so close to powerful people is kinda worrying
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Happens all the time even at Buckingham palace and Wimbledon ..

Tbh..some of those heads if state wouldn't have been missed tbh

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote CherryBlossom Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec 12 2013 at 2:24am
that's true..I always wonder how they get so close but what I mean is I think there'll be repercussions for this guy lol
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Yall.....this story just keeps getting better

Interpreter at Mandela event: I was hallucinating

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Thamsanqa Jantjie gesticulates at his home during an interview with the Associated Press in Johannesburg, South Africa,Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. Jantjie, 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. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
Interpreter for Mandela event: I was hallucinating photo
Thamsanqa Jantjie looks around at a television at his home during an interview with the Associated Press in Johannesburg, South Africa,Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. Jantjie, 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. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
Interpreter for Mandela event: I was hallucinating photo
Thamsanqa Jantjie gestures at his home during an interview with the Associated Press in Johannesburg, South Africa,Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. Jantjie, 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. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
Interpreter for Mandela event: I was hallucinating photo
Thamsanqa Jantjie looks around at a television at his home during an interview with the Associated Press in Johannesburg, South Africa,Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. Jantjie, 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. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

By ALAN CLENDENNING

The Associated Press

JOHANNESBURG — 

The man accused of faking sign-language while standing alongside world leaders like U.S. President Barack Obama at Nelson Mandela's memorial service said Thursday he saw "angels" at the event, has been violent in the past and suffers from schizophrenia.

Thamsanqa Jantjie said in a 45-minute interview with The Associated Press that his hallucinations began while he was interpreting and that he tried not to panic because there were "armed policemen around me." He added that he was once hospitalized in a mental health facility for more than one year.

Jantjie, who stood gesticulating 3 feet (1 meter) from Obama and others who spoke at Tuesday's ceremony that was broadcast around the world, insisted that he was doing proper sign-language interpretation of the speeches of world leaders.

But he also apologized for his performance that has been dismissed by many sign-language experts as gibberish.

"I would like to tell everybody that if I've offended anyone, please, forgive me," Jantjie said in his concrete home in a low-income Johannesburg neighborhood. "But what I was doing, I was doing what I believe is my calling, I was doing what I believe makes a difference."

The statements by Jantjie raise serious security issues for Obama, other heads of state and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon who made speeches at FNB Stadium in Soweto, Johannesburg's black township. The ceremony honored Mandela, the anti-apartheid icon and former president who died on Dec. 5. Many of them, including Obama, stood one yard (meter) away from Jantjie.

"What happened that day, I see angels come to the stadium ... I start realizing that the problem is here. And the problem, I don't know the attack of this problem, how will it comes. Sometimes I react violent on that place. Sometimes I will see things that chase me," Jantjie said.

"I was in a very difficult position," he added. "And remember those people, the president and everyone, they were armed, there was armed police around me. If I start panicking I'll start being a problem. I have to deal with this in a manner so that I mustn't embarrass my country."

Asked how often he had become violent, he said "a lot" while declining to provide details.

Jantjie said he was due on the day of the ceremony to get a regular six-month mental health checkup to determine whether the medication he takes was working, whether it needed to be changed or whether he needed to be kept at a mental health facility for treatment.

He said he did not tell the company that contracted him for the event for about $85 that he was due for the checkup, but said the owner of SA Interpreters in Johannesburg was aware of his condition.

AP journalists who visited the address of the company that Jantjie provided found a different company there where managers said they knew nothing about SA Interpreters. A woman answered the phone at a number that Jantjie provided and said it was not for the company, and another phone number went to a voicemail that did not identify the person or company with the number.

Jantjie said he received one year of sign language interpretation at a school in Cape Town, and insisted that he has previously interpreted at many events without anyone complaining.

The AP showed Jantjie video footage of him interpreting on stage at the Mandela memorial service.

"I don't remember any of this at all," he said.



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yeah okay...Ermm lmaoLOL
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i swear, does anything ratchet ever happen at white funerals?
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Originally posted by AwesomeAries AwesomeAries wrote:

Originally posted by fckwitmeuknoigotit fckwitmeuknoigotit wrote:

Originally posted by bindy bindy wrote:

someone should make a gif of this guy........









Translation: Brotha my rent is due and I need some money. 




Ya it was so obvious. I wonder why no one pulled him out. How did they not screen for him? It's one thing to get a seat, but he was on stage!

It's like me saying I know how to speak spanish and getting up there and saying comes estas y tu comes estas y tu and some jibberish for an hour straight at some event and people just looking at me. So weird.
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This morning, in passing, I heard that he mighta been trying to blame it on a schizophrenic episode.

God forgive me, I laughed so loud & ugly.
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Originally posted by nekamarie83 nekamarie83 wrote:

This morning, in passing, I heard that he mighta been trying to blame it on a schizophrenic episode.

God forgive me, I laughed so loud & ugly.
Yes I saw him on Good Morning America and I HOLLERED!  He said he saw angels or some silliness. 
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