‘Fake’ Sign Language Interpreter At Mandela Memorial (VIDEO)

The Deaf Federation of South Africa on Tuesday accused an unidentified man who provided sign language interpretation at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service of being a “fake,” the Associated Press reported.

Three sign language experts told the federation that the man wasn’t signing in either South African or American sign languages, according to the AP.

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