Home > Mental health > Brain > News 20 December 2013 Interpreter in psychiatric hospital Thamsanqa Jantjie, the sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela's memorial service, has been admitted to Sterkfontein hospital. 3 AFP Related 'Fake' interpreter: more on schizophrenia Schizophrenics may have faulty brain 'switch' Avatars help schizophrenics silence voices Ask CyberShrink » Talk Heart to heart forum » How brain injury affects you Transparent brains The bogus sign language interpreter at former president Nelson Mandela's memorial service on December 10 has been admitted to Sterkfontein Psychiatric Hospital, The Star reported on Thursday. According to the report, Thamsanqa Jantjie's wife Siziwe took her husband to the hospital in Krugersdorp for a check-up on Tuesday, where it was suggested he be admitted immediately."The past few days have been hard. We have been supportive because he might have had a breakdown," she said.Jantjie was reportedly supposed to have gone to Sterkfontein on December 10 for a check-up.However, following the offer to interpret at the memorial service held at FNB Stadium in Soweto on the same day, Jantjie contacted the hospital to rearrange the appointment.Last Wednesday, Minister in the Presidency Collins Chabane said government would investigate claims that Jantjie did not use intelligible sign language.After the memorial Jantjie told various media outlets he had suffered a schizophrenic episode in which he had seen angels, and that he had panicked when he realised he was surrounded by armed police. Read moreWatch the videos comparing the fake interpreters sign language to a professional ones' Jantjies apparently suffers from schizophrenia. Here's more on the disease SAPA More in Mental health Knowing the signs of brain aneurysm can save your life More: BrainNews advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 3 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Sex US STIs hit all-time high in 2015 Medical Human right-handedness might go back almost 2 million years Mental health Troubled childhood may boost bipolar risk Diet and nutrition Our genes may soon advise our food and lifestyle choices Lifestyle Which skin products are better, ‘medical grade’ or ‘over-the-counter’? Medical Don't believe these asthma myths From our sponsors Keep an eye on your vision Which skin products are better, ‘medical grade’ or ‘over-the-counter’? Win 1 of 6 R5000 cash prizes Win Skin Renewal voucher Live healthier Exercise benefits for seniors » Working out in the concrete jungle Even a little exercise may help prevent dementia Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them. No relief for MS » Drug shows promise against MS in mouse study Vitamin D may slow multiple sclerosis Obesity in girls tied to higher MS risk Exercise may not lower women's risk of MS A Harvard study showed no evidence to support the idea that exercise lowers the risk of multiple sclerosis.