South Africa's deaf federation has confirmed that the 'signer' used during the Mandela memorial was a "fake".
The unnamed man at the memorial, which attended by President Obama and other heads of state, was simply "making childish hand gestures" for hours, David Buxton, the CEO of the British Deaf Association, said.
Suggested For You
HuffPost Entertainment is your one-stop shop for celebrity news, hilarious late-night bits, industry and awards coverage and more — sent right to your inbox six days a week. Learn more