This seems too unbelievable but is actually true! The national director of the Deaf Federation of South Africa says a man who provided sign language interpretation on stage for Nelson Mandela's memorial service, attended by scores of heads of state, was a "fake." Asked about the claim by The Associated Press, South Africa's government said it is preparing a statement.
Bruno Druchen says the unidentified man seen around the world on television next to leaders like U.S. President Barack Obama "was moving his hands around but there was no meaning in what he used his hands for."
Do you believe that? My questions: how does security allow this to happen when there are 70 world leaders with massive security teams part of the service? Who would have the guts to try to pull off such a stunt at such a monumental historical event? And how many heads will roll after this embarrassment on the world stage?
I guess now is a time to remember that Nelson Mandela believed in forgiveness....you don't need an interpreter to know that.