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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.
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.
At a memorial for Nelson Mandela, President Obama urged listeners to apply his principles to their own lives.
Wolf Blitzer sat down for a lengthy interview with former President Bill Clinton, who joyously retells the unbelievable story of the time Nelson Mandela tricked him into bidding for - and buying - Cuban rum.
Wolf Blitzer sat down for a lengthy interview with former President Bill Clinton, who shares some unforgettable moments from his time with Nelson Mandela over their 20 years of friendship and partnership.
He was there in 1994 when Nelson Mandela was elected as South Africa's first black president, interviewing the prisoner turned politician for CNN. Nearly 20 years later, the legendary anchor, our very own Bernard Shaw, shares his memories of Mandela with Wolf Blitzer, honoring Madiba's leadership, forgiving nature, and fight for parity.
Ebrahim Rasool, the South African Ambassador to the U.S., joins Wolf Blitzer to remember the legacy of Nelson Mandela. He explains the significant role America played in bringing an end to apartheid and discusses the growing push to have a memorial service for Mandela in America.
As news broke that Nelson Mandela had passed away Thursday, tributes poured in from around the world. Wolf Blitzer talks to South African politician "Tokyo" Sexwale, who served time with Nelson Mandela on Robben Island, about the lessons he learned from Mandela and the time they spent together.
Live in "The Situation Room," President Barack Obama addresses the nation and the world to honor former South African President Nelson Mandela. He recalls how Mandela inspired him and drew him to politics, saying, "I cannot fully imagine my own life without the example that Nelson Mandela set." Mandela died Thursday at the age of 95.