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Interpreter at Mandela's memorial accused of being a fraud

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JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - The man who served as a sign language interpreter during Nelson Mandela’s memorial in South Africa Tuesday is now accused of being a fraud.

The national director of the Deaf Federation of South Africa, Bruno Druchen, says the man seen on stage next to world leaders including Pres. Obama, was, “moving his hands around but there was no meaning in what he used his hands for.”

South Africa’s government is preparing a statement on the matter.

Druchen and South African parliament member, Wilma Newhoudt, are both deaf.  Newhoudt also said the man wasn’t communicating with his hands nor arm movements.

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