The Real Interpretation of Dyantyi

Thamsanqa Dyantyi

After an emotional week in the country. The memorial of Nelson Mandela was not only a national topic of discussion, but international. All the more reason why everyone around the world now knows who Thamsanqa Dyantyi is.

Dyantyi next to President Obama
Dyantyi next to President Obama

Dyantyi the {fake} deaf interpreter that created his own special signs while global news channels was airing the #MandelaMemorial live. Clearly he did not think anyone will notice.

This is the real interpretation of Dyantyi…

Go Cyril!
Go Cyril!
Roll-a-zol!
Roll-a-zol!
Trying to spell FD de Klerk
Trying to spell FD de Klerk
This is How To sign!
This is How To sign!

I don’t know about you but I thought there was something a little fishy about that Interpreter…

“He” is also on Twitter as the @MemorialSinger

@MemorialSinger
@MemorialSinger

Then there was the interview with 94.7 Highveld Stereo. It is clear that Dyantyi aka “The Fake Interpreter” felt a bit lost! Listen to the SoundCloud interview. If you would like to see a comparison of Thamsanqa Dyantyi versus a REAL deaf interpreter. Click play!

Jimmy Kimmel, American comedian, actor and voice artist, invited a professional sign language interpreter on his show;  Jimmy Kimmel Live! Jason the professional interpreter struggled to determine what Dyantyi was signing.

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