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              President Barack Obama delivers his speech next to a sign language interpreter during a memorial service at FNB Stadium in honor of Nelson Mandela on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 in Soweto, near Johannesburg. 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 in a soccer stadium was a “fake.”(AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
              President Barack Obama delivers his speech next to a sign language interpreter during a memorial service at FNB Stadium in honor of Nelson Mandela on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 in Soweto, near Johannesburg. 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 in a soccer stadium was a “fake.”(AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)   

Sign language interpreter at Mandela memorial a ‘fake’; hand gestures meant nothing

The sign language interpreter who stood alongside world leaders at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service and translated their words for deaf viewers was nothing but a big phony.

According to the Associated Press, the man — who was seen standing in close proximity to leaders like President Obama — has now been caught red-handed as a “fake.”

Bruno Druchen, the national director of the Deaf Federation of South Africa, said the unnamed fellow ”was moving his hands around but there was no meaning in what he used his hands for.”

It’s unclear how the man was able to gain access to the event and why he was able to shoot sign-language blanks for the entire service.

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