Fake Mandela Interpreter Worked for the ANC, Burned Men to Death

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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ANC… that spells necklacing

The ANC employs murderers and is thoroughly corrupt? Who would have ever guessed that based on its history. Oh and it’s also lying like crazy about the whole thing.

Thamsanqa Jantjie has a long list of crimes, including murder and rape, for which he apparently never served any time for. That included Winnie Mandela’s favorite “resistance” sport of necklacing in which a tire with gasoline is put around the victim’s neck and set on fire.

That was one of the “community” things that our wacky fake interpreter did with his time.

The bogus sign language interpreter at last week’s Nelson Mandela memorial service was among a group of people who accosted two men found with a stolen television and burned them to death by setting fire to tires placed around their necks, one of the interpreter’s cousins and three of his friends told The Associated Press Monday.

“It was a community thing, what you call mob justice, and I was also there,” Jantjie told the newspaper.

But Thamsanqa Jantjie never went to trial for the 2003 killings when other suspects did in 2006 because authorities determined he was not mentally fit to stand trial, said the four.

While poor Thamsanqa Jantjie was not eligible to stand trail because of his bad thoughts, he was eligible to work as an administrator for Mandela’s African National Congress.

The bogus sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service was employed by a company owned by the ANC’s religious and traditional affairs desk head Bantubahle Xozwa, the Sunday Times reported.

Xozwa told the paper that Thamsanqa Jantjie was employed as an administrator and facilitator in his company, South African Interpreters.

“Thamsanqa is not an interpreter,” Xozwa was quoted as saying.

“He was disqualified years ago on the basis of his health. He was interpreting at the memorial service in his personal capacity.”

There is no way you can just rock up and stand next to a president. Somebody, somewhere is lying,” she told the paper.

Obviously. And that someone is the ANC.

A facebook profile for the name Thami Jantjie with identifiable photos of Thamsanqa Jantjie indicates he is friends with many people in the ANC and the Government of South Africa.

Photos found on Facebook and the ANC’s official Flickr page show many photos of Thamsanqa Jantjie attending ANC workshops sporting official ANC gear and nametag, including some photos of Jantjie sitting next to Jackson Mthembu the African National Congress’s national spokesperson.

Video found from several sources online show Jantjie preforming his pantomime routine for many ANC events and ANC related events.

That’s not surprising since you don’t just show up for the biggest event in South Africa attended by a whole bunch of world leaders. If you’re there in an important capacity, you already have an “in”.

  • Elizabeth Cape Cod

    And to think he was THIS close to obama!!

    • lapin.grove

      And we still have zero-bama ….gadzooks, how close we came to losing dear leader…. : (

      Shocking and “sad” on so many levels…. lol

    • Shawny

      Now worries, they’re both on the same side.

  • Veracious_one

    apparently South Africa doesn’t do background checks…

    • Daniel Greenfield

      It does political connections checks

      • doramin

        Do tell. This guy is an all-around political goon and errand boy. He should be made an honorary Chicagoan.

        • Daniel Greenfield

          South Africa makes Chicago look good

      • A Z

        Political economy instead of free economy.

        Political connections checks instead of background checks.

  • Guest

    The ANC & Thamsanqa Jantjie
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfwFcWwPibk

  • Nonbeliever

    Here’s the murderous lunatic with the president, Zuma, doing his routine, including machine-gun gestures apparently bent on murdering “whitey.”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fzRSE_p1Ys

  • truebearing

    Who says Jantjie can’t sign? His appearance next to Obama is an umistakable sign…a sign that the black world “leaders” have no ability to manage their nations or differentiate between good and evil. That includes Mandela when he was alive.

    This appearance of a psychotic fool on Obama’s left side, pretending to interpret his treacherous blather for the deaf, is eerily ironic. His signed gibberish was easily as honest as Obama’s. If only he could have interpreted Obama for the “deaf” who elected him, twice.

  • bob e

    probably has mucho job openings for him in the obama regime..theres’ the irs,
    the hhs, the epa, the…

  • Laura

    You forgot to add the other charges and convictions against this model of an ANC comrade:
    rape (1994), theft (1995), housebreaking (1997), malicious damage to property (1998), murder, attempted murder and kidnapping (2003) charges

    Furthermore add to this, an investigation currently underway for fraud amounting to +/- $170,000 for false claims he submitted when he was employed by the Department of Justice as an interpreter.

    What more can you expect from a party led by a man that has 783 charges against him.