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What did that wacky South African signer say?

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In a most unintelligible explanation, the clearly bizarre man who got on stage and made a mockery of signing for those eulogizing Nelson Mandela during an official ceremony, it was the angels who got on stage and made him unable to sign!

The so-called sign language interpreter Thamsanqa Jantijie, 34, also says he doesn’t remember the event, but then explains that he was taken over by a schizophrenic episode as he got on stage and began to hear voices in his head…

Another admission by him blames his “bi-polar” condition. There are so many explanations coming forth from Jantijie about his bizarre signing performance, yet legitimate signers say it was all nothing but gibberish. The man is obviously a fake. But what did the signer actually say?

Well, according to interpreter “Justin” who came on the Jimmy Kimmel show recently, Jantijie signed:

“I support basic salutations here, salutations… Inside joining in this week’s cigarette inside to prove on and on… To support I would please to say, from me to you… Talking to you so far. Hello, welcome, so far… Well cigarette joint… Bringing in different to you… Umm… a circle… And I would like to pray this offering. Basically this is fun. All these balls… To prove. This is good. I’m sorry.”

When asked by Kimmel what he thought of the sign language interpreter, Justin says it was complete gibberish and he clearly did not know what he was doing!

But no matter how you look at it, the man was given the responsibility to sign the entire event, in front of the world’s dignitaries in attendance and for a world-wide audience…

Jantijie says that he got paid $85 dollars for the event and actually works for SA Interpreters who were hired by the current administration, the African National Congress for the December 12 State Funeral in Johannesburg's, at the 95,000-seat Soccer City stadium. Yet, so far, no one has the courage to admit that they hired him and they say they have no clue as to how he got past security and got on stage.

Don’t expect anyone to take any responsibility for the fiasco anytime soon but we’ve all had a really good laugh… Watch the video and see for yourself…


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