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South Africa / Mandela Funeral / Interpreter #1075506

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 12, 2013
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Pretoria: Ron Allen) The controversy over phony sign language interpreter Thamsanga Jantjie†† at Tuesday’s memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela featured; details given about his history of mental disorders and about the security concerns; scenes shown of him signing next to world leaders. [In interview, JANTJIE - says he saw angels come to the stadium.] [NBC News national security advisor Bill BRATTON – says it’s frightening.] [White House press secretary Jay CARNEY – comments.] [Deaf Federation of South Africa Bruno DRUCHEN†- says we feel that the South African government are deaf.]

Williams, Brian;
Allen, Ron

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