Sign language translator at Nelson Mandela’s memorial was a FAKE: South Africa’s deaf federation confirms his movements had ‘no meaning’

An interpreter who was seen by millions of television viewers worldwide translating Nelson Mandela’s memorial service into sign language was a ‘fake’, according to South Africa’s deaf federation.

The unidentified man, who was broadcast standing alongside world leaders including US President Barack Obama, was making up his own signs, according to the Deaf Federation of South Africa.

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‘It was horrible, an absolute circus, really, really bad,’ she said. ‘Only he can understand those gestures.’

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Can you find any words to describe this staggering evidence of incapacity on part of those organizers of a major international event? _________ <- (try to insert here; first prize: one gold star).

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