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 'The plane is going to crash': Anxiety aboard flight SAA 323 2017-10-17 07:45 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 News Former Banyana midfielder Makhosi Luthuli on her struggle with Lymphoma Medical 4 foods that can improve your hearing Lifestyle PSA: You can now track your periods using your Fitbit Fitness How to burn more kilojoules at the gym — without doing any extra exercise Lifestyle ‘I have endometriosis – but nobody understands it’ Lifestyle Obesity in the workplace: What role should your employer be playing? From our sponsors Win a R1 500 hamper with Alpecin Hypertension Consumer Fact Sheet Understanding diabetes self-management WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal voucher! Live healthier Colds & Flu » Stop believing these 9 flu myths Why the flu makes you feel so miserable 10 ways to avoid being ‘patient zero’ in the office Do not be that sniffling co-worker in the office, infecting everyone around them. Coffee & Your Health » SEE: The dangers lurking in your cup of coffee Can coffee really make you live longer? Does coffee cause cancer? Some argue your coffee should come with sugar, cream – and a cancer warning.