People around the world are talking about Thamsanqa Jantjie, the supposed sign language interpreter who made nonsensical signs while President
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"I support basic salutations here salutations," Mauer translated while watching a clip of Mandela's great-granddaughter Phumla Mandela. "Inside joining in this week's cigarette inside to prove and on and on. To support, I would please to say from me to you. Talking to you so far."
A second clip translated as: "Hello. Welcome so far. Well cigarette join bringing in different to you. Circle. And I would like to pray this offering. Basically this is fun, all of these balls to prove this is good. I'm sorry."
Mauer explained to Kimmel: "It's complete gibberish."
"In your opinion, does this guy know sign language at all?" Kimmel asked.
"No, not at all," Mauer said.
Jantjie has subsequently defended himself, telling the Johannesburg newspaper the Star that he suffers from
[For the record, 12:56 p.m., Dec. 12: A previous version of this post spelled the sign language interpreter's name as Mauer. It is actually Justin Maurer.]