Fake Signer At Mandela Memorial Says He Interpreted For Years, Has Records To Prove It

Thamsanqa Jantjie told The Associated Press on Friday that he has records to prove that he worked at official events in the past. He also said he was undergoing a medical examination Friday at a psychiatric hospital west of Johannesburg. The hospital says it cannot divulge information about patients. A cousin and three friends of Jantjie say he was part of a mob that accosted two men found with a stolen television and burned them to death by setting fire to tires placed around their necks in 2003. Jantjie has said he has schizophrenia and hallucinated during the Dec. 10 memorial for Mandela.
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‘Fake’ interpreter at Mandela ceremony was in angry group that burned two men to death: report

The newspaper said locks were changed at the Mandela house shortly after his eldest daughter, Makaziwe, arrived there on Thursday — a week after her father’s death and three days before his funeral. Water and electricity were disconnected on the eve of Mandela’s state burial in Qunu at the end of a 10-day official mourning period followed by millions around the world. “The occupants, including Mandla, had no water when they awoke on Sunday,” the paper said. Makaziwe had apparently told Mandla to remove his cattle, pigs and dogs from the homestead, and people closely aligned to the grandson were refused access to the gravesite. No transport to the remote burial site was arranged for Mandla’s mother. View gallery A military armoured vehicle is positioned outside Nelson Mandela‘s former home in Qunu on Decemb Makaziwe is said to have overseen the funeral preparations, while Mandla was the public face of the family — remaining with the coffin in a solemn vigil throughout three days of lying in state at the Union Buildings in Pretoria last week. The two have long been arguing about control of Mandela’s legacy. In the last months of the statesman’s life, feuds between his close associates and family members over the use of the Mandela name to sell everything from wine to art threatened at times to overshadow reflections on the great man himself. Mandla Mandela, accusing some of his aunts of trying to gain control over the Mandela millions, moved the remains of his late father, Makgatho who died of AIDS in 2005, and Mandela’s two other deceased children to Mvezo, a village near Qunu where the anti-apartheid hero was born and Mandla is the tribal chief. His family claimed this was a bid to force the statesman’s burial there — as Mandela had wanted to be buried with the remains of his children — in order to cash in on the ensuing tourism. Mandla was forced by a court order to return the remains to Qunu. Approached for comment, Mandla’s spokesman Freddy Pilusa declined Monday to confirm, or deny, the report. “All I can say is that Chief Mandela would prefer to focus on upholding and preserving the legacy of Madiba.
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Mandela ‘family feud raged as peace icon lay in state’

Nelson Mandela's grandson, Mandla Mandela, looks at the coffin of South African former president Nelson Mandela during his funeral ceremony in Qunu on December 15, 2013

The two have long been arguing about control of Mandela’s legacy. In the last months of the statesman’s life, feuds between his close associates and family members over the use of the Mandela name to sell everything from wine to art threatened at times to overshadow reflections on the great man himself. Mandla Mandela, accusing some of his aunts of trying to gain control over the Mandela millions, moved the remains of his late father, Makgatho who died of AIDS in 2005, and Mandela’s two other deceased children to Mvezo, a village near Qunu where the anti-apartheid hero was born and Mandla is the tribal chief. His family claimed this was a bid to force the statesman’s burial there as Mandela had wanted to be buried with the remains of his children in order to cash in on the ensuing tourism. Mandla was forced by a court order to return the remains to Qunu.
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Mandela family feuded as peace icon lay in state, says report

Mandla Mandela, grandson of former South African President Nelson Mandela looks at the coffin of Nelson Mandela during his funeral ceremony in Qunu December 15, 2013. — Reuters pic

But Jantjie, who said he had a schizophrenic episode during Nelson Mandela

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