Ah, South Africa.... "It's getting better all the time....."Nelson Mandela memorial interpreter 'was a fake'
The interpreter, who wore the clearance pass of a government official, stood just feet from Mr Obama as he made his widely-praised speech, and also interpreted for South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma, who apparently faces such a high threat level that he recently spent £12.4m on security upgrades to his private home..... Mr Buxton said the man had provided sign language for a speech for Mr Zuma at a military event last year. At that apeparance, a deaf person in the audience videotaped the event and gave it to the federation for the deaf, which analysed the video, prepared a report about it and submitted a formal complaint to the African National Congress (ANC).
The latest embarrassment was compounded by the news that Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu’s house in Cape Town was burgled as he spoke at the event.
Or as immortalized by Johnny Otis....
HT: Commenter Jack.