Our unity is as fake as Jantjie’s sign language

2013-12-22 06:00

Thamsanqa “Bompi” Jantjie, the fake sign language interpreter, is us and we are him.

There is now consensus that Jantjie’s interpretation for the duration of the memorial service was meaningless. He also broke all protocols and ethics sign language practitioners are expected to observe. But this was not his first gig; he had been there before and believes himself to be a “champion of sign language”.

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