JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The man accused of faking sign interpretation while standing alongside world leaders like US President Barack Obama at Nelson Mandela's memorial service said Thursday he hallucinated that angels were entering the stadium, has schizophrenia and has been violent in the past.
Thamsanqa Jantjie said i ...more »
Fifty-six-year-old "Jags", a farmer scratching out a living on three squares of land in rural St Andrew, knew nothing about the US government shutdown.
"So is wha' dat?" he asked as I attempted to find out what he knew about it.
As I began to give him the quickest possible three-minute explanation of the crisis brought on by politically insane Republican members of the US House, he shifted on the bar stool, pulled on his cigarette, said something to someone nearby about a Cash Pot number, turned back to me and asked, "So how dat a go affect wi?"
Himself no university graduate -- maybe not even high school — Jags had no need to become encumbered with an event that could not change his life in any meaningful way. In quick time, however, he assessed that with the...
Jamaica Labour Party leader aspirant Audley Shaw rings a bell — the symbol of the party — to the jubilation of his supporters at the launch of his ‘Road to Victory’ campaign last Sunday. (PHOTOS: GREGORY BENNETT)
POST A COMMENT
1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper – email addresses will not be published.
2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.
3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.
4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.