Video footage of the Mandela service fake interpreter

Wednesday 11 December

The international deaf community is up in arms as claims emerged the signed-language interpreter on stage at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service was a fake.

As Mr Mandela’s funeral was streamed live around the world, Wilma Newhoudt-Druchen, the first deaf woman to be elected to the South African Parliament tweeted: "ANC-linked interpreter on the stage with dep president of ANC is signing rubbish. He cannot sign. Please get him off."

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