Deaf News: ‘Fake’ Interpreter allegedly ‘burned man to death’ according to family and friends

Posted on December 16, 2013



Thamsanqa Jantjie, the man accused of being a bogus interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s Memorial Service last week and caused an international outcry in the process, was allegedly part of a gang of men that burned two men alive in 2003, the Telegraph reports tonight.

Jantjie, according to one of his cousins and three of his friends, was involved in accosting two men who were found to be in possession of stolen goods and then killing them by placing tyres around their necks and setting fire to them. Jantjie didn’t stand trial for the crime because he was deemed mentally unfit, according to the four.

Extract:

Their account of the killings matched a description of the crime and the outcome for Jantjie that he himself described in an interview published on Sunday by the Sunday Times newspaper of Johannesburg.

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