December 13th, 2013
08:36 PM ET

Report: "Fake" sign language interpreter has extensive criminal record

There's a shocking new revelation tonight about the so-called "fake interpreter" and Nelson Mandela's memorial service.

South African news network ENCA is reporting that Thamsanqa Jantjie, who stood just three feet away from President Obama and many other world leaders as they delivered their speeches, has faced a long list of criminal charges in the past including murder, kidnapping, and rape.

Yesterday, Jantjie told CNN's David McKenzie in an interview that he suffers from schizophrenia, but claimed that it is "controllable." CNN has been unable to reach him for further comments.

Errol Barnett has more details on this unfolding story.

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