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Thursday, December 12, 2013

S. Africa apologizes for fake signer, vows reforms

President Obama waves standing next to the sign language interpreter after making his speech at the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Soweto near Johannesburg, Tuesday. South Africa's deaf federation said on Wednesday that the interpreter on stage for Mandela memorial was a "fake."