Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Mandela funeral fake sign language interpreter gets a new gig

Once outed as a fake, Thamsanqa Jantjie has been biding his time in a mental facility, but is now making his online comeback in a bizarre ad for

Fake signer also helped kill two men by burning tires around their necks

Today’s unbelievable revelation in the case of the Mandela funeral fake signer, Thamsanqa Jantjie, is that he was allegedly part of a small group of people who burned two men to death–by putting a burning tire around their necks–in 2003 for stealing a TV.

South African fake interpreter has criminal past

New revelations have emerged about the inept sign language interpreter who made a mockery of Nelson Mandela’s memorial service. Thamsanqua Jantjie has admitted he’s a schizophrenic and suffered hallucinations during the service that was broadcast around the world. But South African news agency eNCA reports that the man who stood just feet away from the [...]

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