‘A Complete Fraud’: Sign Interpreter at Nelson Mandela Memorial Reportedly A Fake

‘A Complete Fraud’: Sign Interpreter at Nelson Mandela Memorial Reportedly A Fake

By Idoreyin Sampson | Sub-Editor on December 11, 2013
Eulogy: U.S. President Barack Obama acknowledges the crowd as he delivers his speech at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg

The Deaf Federation of South Africa has said that the interpreter who signed Nelson Mandela’s memorial on Thursday for deaf viewers was a fake.

The man who can be seen in the video above, signed some portions of the August ceremony which held in Soweto at the FBN Stadium including US President Barack Obama ‘s speech and the tributes by Nelson Mandela’s grandchildren.

Reports say that deaf viewers in the stadium and those at home would have made little sense of yesterday’s proceedings because the yet to be identified man was simply ‘making up his own signs’.

Bruno Druchen, National Director of the Deaf Federation of South African tweeted as the ceremony was going on yesterday, “Please get RID  of this CLOWN interpreter please!”

According to US Today, the South African government said it is preparing a statement on the incident

But, how desperate can someone get that he would con a Nelson Mandela event. How horrible, if true!

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