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Fake Interpreter Once Faced Murder Charges

Fake Interpreter Once Faced Murder Charges
Posted Friday, December 13th 2013 @ 3pm  by John Johnson, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– The news about that Nelson Mandela interpreter who wasn't actually interpreting anything just keeps getting worse. Not only has Thamsanqa Jantjie acknowledged suffering from hallucinations and schizophrenia, but a new report from South Africa's eNCAsays Jantile—who was standing about a foot away from President Obama and other world leaders—has been charged with murder, attempted murder and kidnapping, rape, housebreaking, theft, and malicious damage to property over the years. The broadcaster says it's unclear how the 2003 murder charge was resolved, or whether he has ever spent time in jail, but the extensive arrest record raises more questions about the vetting process for such a high-profile role in the service. (Click to read about the "gibberish" that Jantjie was actually signing.)

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