VIDEO: Sign language specialist translates Mandela ‘fake’ interpreter
Many leaders and dignitaries attended the Nelson Mandela memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela at FNB Stadium In Johannesburg, South Africa. The memorial service was also broadcasted live on television.
For many events like this, there is usually a sign language interpreter present to translate the speeches for the hearing impaired.
Thamsanqa Jantjie, the person assigned to be the interpreter for this event, was accused of being a fake when many believed his gestures were considered gibberish.
Jimmy Kimmel invited a sign language specialist to translate the Jantjie’s gestures. It was everything you could imagine.