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Sign language interpreter Thamsanqa Jantjie, who is accused of faking sign language interpretation at the memorial service of late former president Nelson Mandela, speaks at his home in Bramfischerville, South Africa. (Dec. 11, 2013)(Credit: AP)

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Fake sign-language interpreter

Thamsanqa Jantjie, the sign-language interpreter on stage at Nelson Mandela's globally broadcast memorial service, was a faker who was just waving his arms around meaninglessly, advocates for the deaf said.