Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Mandela memorial sign language interpreter fake or legit...admits he hears voices in his head



The Mandela memorial sign language interpreter admits 
"Patient receiving a treatment in schizophrenia." 



(CNN) -- The sign language interpreter widely ridiculed for his performance at the Nelson Mandela memorial stands by his work. Thamsanqa Jantjie told CNN affiliate Radio 702 in Johannesburg that he is a fully qualified interpreter and has been trusted in the past with other big events. "I've interpreted in many press conferences, including the presidential conference," he said. "There was no one at all that said I interpreted wrong." Not so, says the head of the South Africa Translators' Institute. There were complaints last year after Jantjie interpreted the proceedings at the ruling African National Conference elective conference, the institute's chairman Johan Blaauw told the South African Press Association.

And this...'Fake interpreter' The national director of the Deaf Federation of South Africa sees it differently. He called Jantjie a "fake interpreter." "The deaf community is in outrage," said Bruno Druchen. "He is not known by the Deaf Community in South Africa nor by the South African Sign Language interpreters working in the field." The man showed no facial expressions, which are key in South African sign language, and his hand signals were meaningless, Druchen said. "It is a total mockery of the language," he added. The service to commemorate Mandela, who died last week at 95, was broadcast to millions of viewers.

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