Friday 13 December 2013
Deaf groups demand action on Mandela memorial signer
Thamsanqa Jantjie during the ceremony
Thamsanqa Jantjie during the ceremony
Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach
By Laura Angela Bagnetto

Thamsanqa Jantjie the sign-language interpreter at Nelson Mandela's memorial ceremony claimed he signed nonsense during the service because he was suffering a schizophrenic episode and hallucinating. Jabulani Blose, the head of a South African organisation for deaf people, says the government needs to take action on this issue.

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