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Sign Language Controversy

Posted - Dec. 11, 2013 at 1:04 p.m.



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No one is quite sure how the man who claimed to be a sign language interpreter got onto the stage at the service for Nelson Mandela. And it wasn't until a deaf member of South Africa's parliament started tweeting about his actions that anyone realized something was wrong.

If you aren't paying attention it could appear that he is signing what is being said by the speakers. But Wilma Newhoudt was paying attention. She tweeted Shame on this male so-called interpreter on the stage. What is he signing? He knows that the deaf cannot vocally boo him off. Shame on him!

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