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Nelson Mandela sign language interpreter "a complete fr

Postby x9200 » Fri, 13 Dec 2013 1:07 pm

The South African government admitted it made a "mistake" in choosing a sign language interpreter for Nelson Mandela's memorial who was later exposed as a fake by experts, and who claimed to be schizophrenic.
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/mandela-memori ... ml#SxpqB3m

http://youtu.be/NpPvGP_GUXs

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Postby the lynx » Fri, 13 Dec 2013 1:23 pm

How on earth did he (and his purportedly legit sign language company) got through the security vetting TWICE?!

(The other time was when he was signing for President Zuma during one ANC conference)

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 13 Dec 2013 2:32 pm

the lynx wrote:How on earth did he (and his purportedly legit sign language company) got through the security vetting TWICE?!

(The other time was when he was signing for President Zuma during one ANC conference)


As a friend down in Capetown put it...

'This is horrific....... only in SA!!!!!!! A fake sign language translator with Presidents and Heads of State attending... how he didn't get vetoed is beyond me...!!!!!!!!!'

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 13 Dec 2013 3:27 pm

Guess they figured with lots of celebrates/heads of state too busy taking group selfies, they figured nobody would notice? :-k :devil:

Michelle weren't none too pleased, that's for sure! :lol:

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 13 Dec 2013 6:32 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Michelle weren't none too pleased, that's for sure! :lol:


No siree she looked like a bulldog chewing a wasp! But BO was messing with a blonde :lol:

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Postby x9200 » Fri, 13 Dec 2013 7:38 pm

I found it hilarious. Watching him for a few minutes you can truly appreciate his performance. Is almost like some mute rap music.

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Postby PNGMK » Fri, 13 Dec 2013 9:22 pm

x9200 wrote:I found it hilarious. Watching him for a few minutes you can truly appreciate his performance. Is almost like some mute rap music.


Exactly... he was channeling... not interpreting. As he himself basically admitted he was there for local reasons - not for interpreting for a global audience. He had a classic bable cradle gesture.

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Postby x9200 » Sun, 15 Dec 2013 9:14 am

Man of many talents.
Getting more interesting with every new day:

The man now known by many as the ‘fake interpreter’, stood just a foot away from world leaders, including US President Barack Obama, who is one of the most heavily protected men on the planet.

President Jacob Zuma and leaders from China, Cuba, Brazil and India were also on the stage.

eNCA's investigations have found that Thamsanqa Jantjie, who is being treated for schizophrenia, has also faced rape (1994), theft (1995), housebreaking (1997), malicious damage to property (1998), murder, attempted murder and kidnapping (2003) charges.


http://www.enca.com/south-africa/interpreter

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Postby JR8 » Sun, 15 Dec 2013 1:07 pm

He's also previously 'signed' for a Zuma ANC convention.

p.s. Perhaps that was 'local' enough that no one noticed he wasn't suited to a global audience?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 15 Dec 2013 2:09 pm

I thought it was rather fitting that the interpreter was a fraud just the the US president he was standing beside. :lol:

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Postby smartcard » Mon, 16 Dec 2013 1:49 am

This is not a joke, they should have selected the right guy.


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