The sign language interpreter accused of being a phony has hit back! Thamsanqa Jantjie has been at the centre of a media storm since Mandelas memorial service. Sign language experts declared that he was a phony and had no sign language qualifications. Cara Loening, director of sign language education and development in Cape Town blasted the interpreter as a complete fraud.
However, speaking to South Africa’s ‘Star’ Newspaper Mr Jantjie has claimed that he suffered a schizophrenic attack whilst on stage, stating ‘ there was nothing I could do, I was alone in a very dangerous situation. Life is unfair, this is unfair. Anyone who doesn’t understand the illness will think that I am Just making this up.He goes on to say that he does not know what triggered the attack but bit could of been the gravity of the event.