Mandela ceremony interpreter called a...

Mandela ceremony interpreter called a 'fake'

There are 6 comments on the FOX Carolina story from Dec 11, 2013, titled Mandela ceremony interpreter called a 'fake'. In it, FOX Carolina reports that:

A man who provided sign language interpretation on stage for Nelson Mandela's memorial service, attended by scores of heads of state, was a "fake," the national director of the Deaf Federation of South Africa said on Tuesday.

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cELLs and Machines

Riverside, NJ

#1 Dec 11, 2013

“Geologist [I'm Climate Change]”

Since: Mar 07

formerly Nuneaton

#2 Dec 11, 2013
Not a fake: he appears to be a Zimbabwean govt sign language translator.

Sad news is that nobody else in the world knows anything about official Zimbabwean govt sign language.

have a nice day: Ag

United States

#3 Dec 12, 2013
flash those signs here in the 'hood and you'll get shot

Toronto, Canada

#4 Dec 12, 2013
Mandela Interpreter Says He Had A Schizophrenic Episode
Reep or Reap

Riverside, NJ

#5 Dec 12, 2013

“Geologist [I'm Climate Change]”

Since: Mar 07

formerly Nuneaton

#6 Dec 16, 2013
more fun & games.

Apparently said nitwit doing sign language is a Xhosa speaker (or at least says he is). He looks nothing like any of the Mandela clan (Xhosa) & instead looks like a zimbabwean.

The schizoid episode appears to be in large part because he has no real ability to speak English which was the language of choice @ the ceremony. The end result was to him @ least "Garbage in, Garbage out". Reminds me of old fashioned database programs with viral corruption on the server drives.

Incidentally I also know a bit more about the Xhosa. During the conflicts with early settlers the shaman of the tribe (a young schizoid girl, believed to be a seer of the future) told them to slaughter all their cattle (their livelihood) & eat them as they would be exalted and be supported ever after by the gods of the tribe.
The result was that in a year or less the Xhosa tribe was practically annihilated by conquest, starvation & export overseas for slavery.
It is somewhat interesting that Nelson Mandela is a Xhosa as the current brouhaha around his death is in part the truth of the seers prophecy... But it was a mite late for the old Xhosa tribe.

Have a nice day: Ag

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