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 NEXT ON HEALTH24X 3 ways to boost your memory 2018-06-14 05:00 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 Natural Health Is integrative medicine right for you? News #Health24 ICYMI: Sweeping changes to healthcare; the girl who lived on water and gum; and WHO makes history News Motsoaledi not out ‘to destroy the private health sector’ Diet and nutrition 12 foods that have way more fibre than a shop-bought fibre bar Medical Opioid painkiller prescriptions linked to perks for doctors Lifestyle Plastic surgery for men surging ahead From our sponsors Congestion associated with sinuses can ruin your day Tell us of your unusual allergy and stand a chance to win R2 000! WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal online store voucher! FLU SURVEY: Stand a chance of winning R2 000 cash! Live healthier Living with sinusitis » 7 common sinusitis myths you shouldn’t believe Are you using the correct treatment for your sinusitis? How your mucus can be a guide to sinusitis treatment Suffering from chronic sinusitis? Your mucus might help identify the most effective treatment. Sleep better » Most physical activities help you sleep better 10 tips for better sleep 10 reasons you may have insomnia and how fix it Here are 10 reasons why you may have insomnia – along with possible ways to solve the problem.