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 When head injuries make life hard, suicide risk goes up 2018-08-28 11:00 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 Lifestyle Breast implants may increase your risk of a rare type of cancer Parenting Soft furniture no cushion against falls for young kids Fitness Kettlebell vs. barbell – the experts weigh in on these workout tools Sex Should you break up with your partner? Here are 5 ways to tell Medical Injected drug may be new weapon against gout Diet and nutrition Tap into the health powers of garlic From our sponsors Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract Live healthier HIV/AIDS » 5 ridiculous things some people still believe about HIV/Aids It’s time to shine the light on some of the ridiculous and far-fetched perceptions about HIV that people still have. Fitness » 7 strange things that happened to my body during my first marathon Earlier this year, Health24 writer Marelize Wilke ran her first ever full marathon. She tells us about the effects it had on her body.