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Fake Mandela Signer Blames Schizophrenia

The sign language interpreter who was sharply criticized by organizations for the deaf as giving "meaningless" signs during the memorial service for late South African leader Nelson Mandela has blamed a schizophrenic episode for his performance. Thamsanqa Jantjie said in an article Thursday in the Johannesburg newspaper The Star  that he heard voices and hallucinated during Tuesday's service, which affected his ability to interpret the speeches by leaders such as U.S....

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