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December 12th, 2013
08:03 PM ET

Mandela memorial interpreter fights back

After allegations emerged that he is a fake, the deaf interpreter at Nelson Mandela's memorial service is speaking out in an interview with CNN, defending his work and saying that he has schizophrenia. Our Brian Todd reports.

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December 11th, 2013
07:48 PM ET

Imposter interpreter at Mandela memorial?

On a stage filled with world leaders and dignitaries, including Pres. Barack Obama, one man was signing along for the world's deaf audience. But look closely, and it seems like he is making up gestures and pantomiming randomly. Now, the Deaf Federation of South Africa wants an investigation into who this "fake" interpreter was and who vetted him.


Filed under: Brian Todd • Nelson Mandela • Sign language