Thamsanqa Jantjie, the sign language interpreter (shown on right above) who was accused of making nonsense gestures at the Nelson Mandela memorial last week while standing next to President Barack Obama and other world leaders, admitted to being part of a mob who burned two people to death in 2003, South Africa's Sunday Times reports.
Jantjie, the man who made gesturs with his hands in what amounted to gibberish, said of his involvement in the burning deaths, "It was a community thing, what you call mob justice, and I was also there."
He and others were arrested and charged with murder, attempted murder and kidnapping. Jantie's charges were dropped because he was ruled incompetent to stand trial.
Earlier reports indicated Jantjie also has faced rape charges.