Mandela sign language interpreter
Dec 21, 2013 — The case of Thamsanqa Jantjie, the "fake" sign-language interpreter at the Mandela memorial, raises lots of interesting questions, says commentator Alva NoŽ, including some about our perception of language.
Dec 16, 2013 — Thamsanqa Jantjie was on stage last week with President Obama and other world leaders at a service for Nelson Mandela. He's told a newspaper that in 2003 he helped hand out "mob justice." Two alleged thieves were burned to death. Jantjie wasn't prosecuted. He was judged to be mentally unfit.
Dec 13, 2013 — Standing just a few feet away from President Obama and other world leaders, a man on stage at Tuesday's memorial service for Nelson Mandela made what members of the deaf community say were meaningless gestures, not sign language. Now there's word that he's faced murder and other charges in the past.