Sign language interpreter from Mandela service had extensive criminal record

The crazy story of the sign language interpreter from Nelson Mandela’s memorial service just got a little crazier. Not only was he communicating gibberish, he also has a criminal record which included murder charges dating back to 2003. How and why was this man allowed within arms reach of the President and other world leaders? Is our President safe?

“I want to share a story with you and tell you that there is definitely something wrong. This just broke from the Times of Israel. According to a South African news network, Thamsanqa Jantjie… faced a rape charge in 1994, theft in 1995, housebreaking charge in 1997, malicious damage to property in 1998, murder, attempted murder, and kidnapping charges in 2003,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “It is unclear whether he ever served time in prison, but what is clear: ‘Many of the charges brought against him were dropped because he was found to be mentally unfit to stand trial.’ Even more bizarrely, it’s not clear whether the murder charge against him in 2003 was ever properly resolved because the court file against him, quote, ‘is mysteriously empty.’”

It is still unclear who allowed Jantjie to be on stage in the first place, but perhaps the more important question is: Why was President Obama allowed to be on stage with this man in the first place?

Okay. Let me tell you something. Something is wrong here,” Glenn said. “And if our Secret Service is not mobilizing to, A, get to the bottom of this but, B, to put another dynamic ring around this President, it is the crime of this century and it will last for 100 years because something is wrong here.”

When you consider the facts of the situation (however sparse they may be), you can’t help but wonder who knew what in this situation and when they knew it.

The South African government has said they are investigating the situation, but the business that hired Jantjie “mysteriously disappeared.” Furthermore, while the files of Jantjie’s past crimes exist many of the documents do not. It is documented, however, that he has been found mentally unfit to stand trial.

“Now here’s the other part: He said he was hallucinating while on stage. I believe him… This is exactly the kind of guy you hire to stand next to all of the world leaders at something like this, hoping that he will do something,” Glenn said. “I believe it is not unreasonable to check his bloodstream to find out if anybody jacked him on anything to have him hallucinate. And I’m not saying that our President was the target… He might have been, but it might have just been enough to say somebody caused some kind of problem at this for whatever the reason. But something is really wrong here. Really wrong.”

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It may be easy to point fingers at the Secret Service in situations such as this, but Glenn had a theory as to why the President may have gone forth with his speech despite the uncertainty surrounding Jantjie:

Let me give you a plausible way that that happened… Forget about the idea that this guy was supposed to target our President… Now let’s explain the Secret Service. On the way over, this whole thing has not been planned. As Dan Bongino said, there’s no excuse for this. This should have been planned [in advance]. Everybody knew that he was sick. Everybody knew that he was going to die soon. How do you not have all of these plans in place… That’s the way you do things. Everybody does that. They didn’t.

So the President is on the way over with, you know, President Bush and all of the dignitaries from the United States… And the Secret Service comes in to you… and your advisors are all around you. Remember, these advisors are the same ones who are either so wildly Marxist and corrupt that they are intentionally tubing our country, or, they are so incompetent that they can’t even build a website that can take your money. Okay? So that’s who’s surrounding this guy. And they’re standing there with him. And the Secret Service comes in and says, “Mr. President, I’m sorry, but we just got the plan with the schedule. And I’m sorry, we don’t know who’s on the stage with you. We don’t know who the interpreter is. They have him within arm’s-length of you. We can’t get any answers on that. We don’t know how this is all coming out. It’s wildly disorganized.” If I were the president, I would look at them and say, “What are you suggesting?” “Mr. President, unless we can get these things locked up, I suggest that you do not speak.”

That’s when the two advisors say, “Mr. President, please. The entire world is coming to this. All of the prime ministers, all of the world leaders, you cannot be the only one that says, ‘I’m sorry, but your security isn’t good enough.’ It will be a slap in the face to all of South Africa, South African security, and quite frankly, Mr. President, they will take this and make you look like an egomaniac… that you’re the only one that said, ‘No, I can’t do it,’ while all of the other world leaders are there and they’re fine. Mr. President, it will be absolute political suicide for you to do it.”

Secret Service responds: “Mr. President, I’m begging you, something’s not right here. Don’t do it.” He walks away and the political advisors say, “Mr. President… do you really think they’re going to get through? It’s not just Secret Service. SAS is here. Everybody is here. Everybody is here. Security is going to be fine, Mr. President.”

“That’s how that happened. I would bet my life on it, that’s what would happen,” Glenn concluded. “And unfortunately somebody is betting our President’s life. I don’t like this President, but I want this President to serve in health – in great health – until the day we take his junk and throw it out on the street the last day.”

Front page image courtesy of the AP

  • snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Plausible explanation on how the entire mess happened.

    The mystery of the false-interpreter continues to deepen, and I wonder if he was meant to be found out, and thus a message transmitted to Obama; “We can reach you whenever and wherever we wish.”

  • Anonymous

    You could be exactly correct.

  • Bonnie Somer

    very plausable no one is 100% safe anyway

  • Anonymous

    Biden is the best life insurance policy Obama could ever have. Even that means nothing in an “anything goes” country in S. Arica.

  • Sea Rock

    … “from Mandela service had extensive criminal record” …

    Winnie Mandela Aide Guilty of Murder By CHRISTOPHER S. WREN, Special to The New York Times Published: May 26, 1990

    As posted at:

    The chief bodyguard of Winnie Mandela, wife of the South African nationalist leader Nelson Mandela, was found guilty today of murdering a 14-year-old youth who had been abducted with three men and held in her home in late 1988.

    The bodyguard, Jerry Musivuzi Richardson, 41 years old, coached the Mandela United Football Club, a soccer team whose principal activity was protecting Mrs. Mandela during the final years of her husband’s imprisonment. He was also convicted of kidnapping and assaulting the three others and of trying to kill yet another man in an unrelated case.

    The slain 14-year-old was James (Stompie) Mokhetsi Seipei…

    … surprize!, surprize!; Sgt Carter …

  • Sea Rock

    Winnie Mandela faces murder charges

    As posted at:

    Forensic scientists today exhumed two bodies believed to belong to young activists last seen 24 years ago at the home of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.

    The case reopens a dark chapter in the life of the then-wife of Nelson Mandela, who is still revered by many as ‘the mother of the nation,’ but by others as a vengeful and heartless operator.

    Police have opened a new murder investigation into the deaths of Corlett ‘Lolo’ Sono, 21, and 19-year-old Siboniso Anthony Shabalala.

    They were among about 21,000 people killed in political violence during apartheid by agents of the white-minority regime or by fellow activists within black liberation groups….

    … “you shall know them by thier fruits” …

  • Anonymous

    Forget about it Glenn, Obama is in no danger from these creeps. He is on their side! They like him. Now Netanyahu, on the other hand, he couldn’t even appear at the funeral (ostensibly because it would be too expensive) because there would be no way to protect him at such a place. Take note of the contrast.

  • Jayne Nielsen

    Quite honestly, I don’t really give a damn, but you could be right snowleopard. I don’t wish Obama harm but the sad thing is, had something happened to him I wouldn’t be shedding any tears. I wouldn’t be cheering either but he doesn’t mean anything to me even as an occupier of the White House. He’s NOT my President.

  • jamohio

    I don’t understand the problem here!! after all obama is perfectly comfortable around criminals!!

  • snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Honestly I hope I am wrong and this was just a one-time goof that the laws of probability allow for.

    Yet I have to take into account the fact of how heavily protected that the President and family are, and even how many times that have been made known in which unexpected ‘guests’ crashed in on parties at the White House.

  • Anonymous

    What a dumb question! How did it happen! It was a collection of low lifes of course he was invited

  • Sea Rock

    Winnie Mandela, the Necklacing Murderous Diva / Winnie Mandela is NO SAINT
    As posted at:

    The surname Mandela is given a false sense of honour in this world because of Nelson Mandela, but his former wife Winnie Mandela is a murderous whore of a woman, and she should never be given any sort of honour anywhere in South Africa, or indeed, this planet Earth … According to Wikipedia, the following is the most accurate description of the cruel form of murder that has been associated with the despicable name of Winnie Mandela:

    Necklacing (sometimes called necklace) is the practice of brutal and cruel execution, carried out by forcing a rubber tire, filled with gasoline, around a victim’s chest and arms, and setting it on fire. The victim may take up to 20 minutes to die, suffering severe burns in the process

    According to Wikipedia:

    The practice was often carried out in the name of the ANC, and was even implicitly endorsed by Winnie Mandela, then-wife of the imprisoned Nelson Mandela and a senior member of the ANC, although the ANC officially condemned the practice.

    One of the highest profile cases was that of a young girl, MakiSkhosana, who was necklaced in July 1985

    “Moloko said her sister was burned to death with a tyre around her neck while attending the funeral of one of the youths.

    Her body had been scorched by fire and some broken pieces of glass had been inserted into her vagina, Moloko told the committee.

    Moloko added that a big rock had been thrown on her face after she had been killed …

    … you know, maybe he was occupying a place so you don’t know what’s being said …

    Mandela: Speaking to reporters after singing to kill whites

    As posted at:

  • Sam Fisher

    It could of been worse they Could of hired Peanut.

  • Sam Fisher

    What I want to know is why did no one check this guy they let on stage.

  • Anonymous

    What if….and this is crazy thinking on my part….
    But what if this was intentional, Giving the Obama administration a reason to fire all his detail, allowing them to put their own people guarding him, so that nothing he does gets out; Secrets are kept hidden.
    Doesn’t it seem strange that no one vetted this guy? There are so many inconsistencies that anything is possible.

  • Anonymous

    Obama is more a fraud then the interpreter

  • Tony Viscardi

    Agreed, its debatable who the real fraud was. Great post!

  • Anonymous

    And why should we be so concerned????

  • Anonymous


  • Anonymous

    You are absolutely correct- he was with the same elements!!!

  • Anonymous

    I don’t think any theories are too crazy or too out of place when it comes to this the most destructive to our country and law abiding citizens administration…..

  • Anonymous

    Could it be that O***a (the name which I do not speak) understood him clearly since they both speak the same language…….jibberish. And if it weren’t for the fact that O***a didn’t inhale when he was a weed smoker, they’d probably have another thing in common.

  • Anonymous

    I can’t believe what I’m reading.Glenn is turning into a phony. How many times is he referring to Mr President all of a sudden? All that concern for Obama’s safety! Give me a break. He’s got worse thugs within his own administration and we should be worried for his safety when the guy shoots selfies with a sexy blonde? I’d be more concerned about the safety of Bush and even Carter!

  • Guest

    Glenn Beck has generated so much hatred for the President, no one in America is a greater danger to Obama than Mr. Beck. What utter hypocrisy! Oh, right; that’s routine for him, a moral shortcoming that none of his loyal followers have the ethical sophistication to understand.

  • Anonymous

    Some world leaders have a hidden agenda? Very interesting.

  • Hoschi0913

    first off , it is South Africa and not the US, so SS possible doesn’t and didn’t had much say in whats going on there and when,
    second, that this dude got so close to the Presi and all others ,shows you one thing, South Africa is NOT such a police state like we have here in the USA ,where everyone gets frisked if you even think to see the Presi, I means seriously WTF ? if he is gone, there is someone else taking his place ,so what, its not like we are all of a sudden without a Presi if this one cant not perform his duty’s
    get real people

  • Anonymous

    Americans (that leaves-out the fraud-impostor-socialist-marxist-FAG-saboteur-destructor of OUR Country [it is NOT obummers]-liar-in-cheef occupying OUR White House): it is either a lost-opportunity or plus that the BOGUS-delusioned-sign-language-fraud was not armed in the presence of the “fraud-prez”. Like I say: maybe a lost opportunity to benefit the WORLD !! TBD.

  • John Burleson

    Glen, what we also don’t know is how many Secret Agents had locked and loaded on Benji, or whatever his name is.

    John Burleson, who fears no evil

  • Anonymous

    With all the clergy, might be simply getting a faker instead of the fakir you ordered.

  • Anonymous

    GLENN!!! You’re completely missing what this is about! Did you read the NY TIMES article that said the man SAW ANGELS around Mandela!!! It was NO HALLUCINATION!!! It is a testimony to the reality of God, Heaven and the need for forgiveness. Everyone knows Mandela forgave his captors. AND JESUS said we need to forgive others in order for God to forgive US. Matt 6 This means we can go to hell if we don’t forgive.
    God used this story with the whole world watching to create a testimony about HIM.
    the real question is – WHY Wasn’t THIS ON Page ONE of the NY TIMES?
    Christians have been falsely called Schizophrenic for 50 years since Freud, by atheist psychiatry. They think anyone who has spiritual beliefs or experiences is having hallucinations, a supposed symptom of schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a nonsense label. the NY TIMES has been spewing atheist propaganda for years promoting the lie that people who see visions or hear voices are mentally ill, and need treatment with psych drugs, in order to make sure they are not violent. However the psych drugs CAUSE mental illness, suicide & homicide. All the mass shooters were on them.
    The mental health system is the biggest danger to humanity because the psych drugs impede people’s relationship with God. aND WE NEED THAT RELATIONSHIP, AND BEING BORN AGAIN TO GO TO HEAVEN.
    see articles, free books & music at see ARTICLES BY CATEGORY page articles in most recent order
    Alleged ‘schizophrenic’ translator at Mandela service sees angels
    SCHIZOPHRENIA is NOT a “serious mental disorder”

  • Anonymous

    see article
    Alleged ‘schizophrenic’ translator at Mandela service sees Angels

  • Anonymous

    THe man did NOT see hallucinations. He saw ANGELS coming for Mandela. He is NOT schizophrenic – that is a nonsense label used by atheist psychiatry which falsely calls Christians and anyone with spiritual beliefs and experiences mentally ill.
    God arranged this as a testimony of the truth of the bible, heaven, Jesus and the need for forgiveness, which Mandela was known to have given his captors.
    Jesus said unless we forgive God won’t forgive us.
    see article
    Alleged ‘schizophrenic’ translator at Mandela service sees angels
    see articles, free books at see ARTICLES BY CATEGORY Page articles in most recent order
    Schizophrenia is NOT a “serious mental disorder”

  • landofaahs

    He could have impressed me had he lifted his hand toward Obama and popped up the middle finger.

  • landofaahs

    It’s a sign of the times.

  • landofaahs

    Maybe Obama is trying to start a war there too.

  • jesustheonlyway

    I know people who sign and knew immediately that he was NOT signing. How is it others didn’t know or that he wasn’t even properly vetted? Where was security? Idiots all!

  • Take 2

    Yeah. Africa only has about 3000 forms of languages… This is the biggest idiotic blunder besides Obama becoming President. PERIOD.

  • Anonymous

    Or they knew who he was, hoping to take the eyes off the problems here in America and to try to win over his base and more Americans. You know, they were probably hoping we would feel sorry for him and the “danger” he was in and we would have different thoughts about him. Sorry, didn’t work for me – obama is still liar of the year!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Ditto Ditto Ditto

  • Anonymous

    So true – look at the ones he has appointed into office in our White House.

  • Mike Nelson

    So was Malcom X, and he was killed for propaganda value by his own former allies, when he turned from the Cause.

    They are radicals, and in the Name of the Cause, there is no price too high.

    Imagine the propaganda value 0bama the Martyr would pay, for years and years to come…

  • Mike

    I think it was funny. Glenn, you are making too much of it.

  • Mike

    Glenn, you are not doing your history work. Nelson Mandela murdered thousands of men, I don’t know about you but that disqualifies him from being the hero that the world is trying to make out of him.

  • Anonymous

    Oh my gosh..some posts here are off the conspiracy charts

  • Anonymous

    Just remember, Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Natanyahu had the VERY
    brains to stay away from this particular fiasco, and exactly because of
    the security arrangements!!!

  • Montesquieu

    In 2007, a fortune-teller named Al Gore conjured up the notion that the north polar ice caps would disappear by 2014:

  • Anonymous

    When one leads the party of dreams details are irrelevant — sloppiness abounds. By the grace of God the day ended with little incident. The terrorists were caught napping this time.

  • Shadow Warrior

    Come on guys, it seems MOST if not ALL of these things that catch your attention might just be the distractions that are being created so the TRUE/REAL issues aren’t followed through to the LEGAL ending. Fast-Furious, Benghazi, Obamacare, financial fraud, IRS, ETC. The media needs to focus on theses topics, WHY aren’t they being pushed into a courtroom, why no one is getting jailed/impeached…Come ON this stuff is minusculeShadow Warrior in comparison

  • Sargonarhes

    It happened because crap and garbage tends to draw flies.

  • Herbert Shallcross

    Netanyahu’s security people probably knew about the interpreter and advised him to find an excuse to stay away. The Secret Service apparently isn’t what it once was.

  • Herbert Shallcross

    That doesn’t mean that if, and may God preserve the life of even this unworthy man, he were assassinated, every American wouldn’t be profoundly affected for generations. We have the voting process. That is how change should be affected.

  • jen

    Who cares about Netanyahu – what about yourself and your country? Oh that’s right, you think that is a far secondary.

  • Sea Rock

    … According to a South African news network, Thamsanqa Jantjie… faced a rape charge in 1994, theft in 1995, housebreaking charge in 1997, malicious damage to property in 1998, murder, attempted murder, and kidnapping charges in 2003,” …

    Jacob Zuma sings “Kill the Boer” at ANC Centenery Celebrations … anybody recognize who is standing to Zuma’s left? … signing? …

    Published on Mar 14, 2012 President Jacob Zuma sings “Kill the Boer” at ANC Centenery Celebrations in Bloemfontein, South Africa in January 2012.

    As posted at:

  • beenliedto

    I do not understand why the president was even attending the funeral of a mass murderer. The news media is very irresponsible. The notion that if you tell a lie long enough people will believe it to be the gospel truth.

  • Ben Ghazi

    DITTO YOUR DITTO AN DITTO FOR MY FRAND,S<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

  • Anonymous

    I have worried for a long time that our President may be assassinated so he can be a martyr. Sacrificed for the “greater good” especially with all the problems he’s had. It would change things. Because most people don’t talk ill of the deceased.
    As soon as I heard of the dignitaries that would attend, I felt it would be a good
    place for a terror attempt. World domination by elimination. Someone should surely be accountable. I can’t believe they wouldn’t know who hired him. Was he paid? Follow the money. I hope this isn’t shoved under the rug.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe this was a test.
    I haven’t heard how President Obama feels about this. Has he made any comments?

  • Anonymous

    He would be a martyr. We don’t need that.

  • Anonymous

    If what you say is true it is very telling. And scary.

  • Anonymous

    Yes Snow, your “cat wisdom” is always “dead on” (oops, poor choice of words there perhaps). But yes, how could all those inconsistencies (missing criminal records, missing company, dropped charges) have occurred. And we are not talking about a reckless driving violator here. Clearly something was going on beyond mere incompetence.
    My main point: while many of us may have contempt for BHO & what he’s doing to our country, but ABSOLUTELY THE LAST THING we would want is for anything to turn this guy into a “fallen hero”, ala JFK or MLK. We need (IMHO) to push back the best we can to prevent the next three years from being as bad as the last five while continuing to convince your friends and neighbors to listen to the truth & only the truth – which will serve to discredit BHO’s agenda of lies and deceit. We need to discredit him by revealing the truth, then let his own disillusioned fans take it from there (eg. by voting with their brains for a change).

  • Anonymous

    If something would happen God forbid obozo has no else to blame but himself and his minions It’s unfortunate but they have made it known to everyone that we are a weak nation we talk a lot without action. So I say we get what obozo wishes for
    Then I would bend over grab your ankles and kiss your axx goodbye cause that would start a race war in this country. They are planning for this to happen. He will be a martyr bless his little half breed heart.

  • Fat Lip

    Lets all take a deep breath and think about what we are watching here another stupid situation that not one of us can or will be able to change because we here are much to intelligent to buy any of this administrations short coming’s if you step back and think about it if there’s any B.S. to be found we all know where to look .

  • Anonymous

    Two frauds side by side, there is no city, state, Government, county or country run by liberal Black people that are Prosperous and ran efficiently. South Africa was one of the most prosperous countries in Africa now they can not even Feed themselves let alone hire an sign language specialist or run a funeral. SELFIE anyone.

  • Anonymous

    The voting process in this Country, is to corrupted to allow honest elections. Venezuela’s last election was more honest than ours.

  • Anonymous

    I hope that I will be forgiven for asking this question: Is he going to run for president? Based upon the “pedigree” of some politicians, that might happen.

  • Defend The Constitution

    AGW cannot be proved.It’s a story of science fiction. An ever-shifting mirage of illusions conjured up to exploit the sympathies of the gullible and the ignorant.

  • ken.

    leftists are criminals so of course they are hanging out together, birds of a feather, flock together.

  • Murtud Lubadus

    Probably as a result of the “Black Economic Empowerment” act.

  • Guest

    “All that concern for Obama’s safety!”

    How long will it take you to figure out that Beck is a charlatan?

  • Gadamer too

    And it happened this year, last summer, instead. Gore’s prediction was optimistic. Denial of climate change won’t stop it from wiping out humanity.

  • Guest

    The media needs to focus on real issues, not fake scandals.

    The TPP needs to be stopped, and most people have no idea what it is because of media inattention to it.

  • landofaahs

    A sign of the times. Here’s your sign.

  • Murtud Lubadus

    For those who think Mandela walked on water and looking forward to the next propaganda film, Mandela: Lon Walk To Freedom, you should read this:

  • landofaahs

    Two nuts in one picture. Put ‘em both in their sac.

  • kevin john

    What a tedious time it was. Mandela was a unique man but the coverage of everything smacked of political correctness and was far too much. South Africa is also likely to go the way of Zimbawe with its one party dictatorship and economic logic of themadhouse. Remember only diamonds and China saved Zimbawe from a Uganda style Amin self destruct policies.

  • Anonymous

    Snowleopard, I truly hope so. That man has done more harm to this country than any single disaster of nature or man in our entire history.

  • SRM29

    And we definitely don’t need senile Biden as President

  • Anonymous

    Come on, folks! He was hired to be there because he was well known to the Mandela people! He ‘interpreted’ for other events in SA, and was never called out for incorrect signing. They depend on the ignorance of their audience to get away with these shenanigans. Either that, or they know that no one would dare to say anything about it.