A signed name of Mandela Nelson.
A signed name borrowed from another signed language, possibly South Africa Sign Language.
Related signs: South Africa.
At Mandela's funeral, some head of states from around the world attended and paid respect to Mandela.
The fake interpreter was hired through a non-existing organization by the nation's government, despite previous warnings to the government that the interpreter didn't speak the SASL nor any other signed language. The fake interpreter, who had a mental illness, made up signs but believed he actually signed. The funeral was a wake-up call for the government who ignored the SA Deaf community.
It was also a wake-up call concerning a security where there were head of states, including U.S. President Obama giving a talk next to the fake interpreter. Sometimes hearing people have a problem with listening to Deaf people.
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