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Directors of company that hired fake interpreter for Mandela memorial quit

Published on Jan 22, 2014 1:37 AM

JOHANNESBURG (AFP) - Two directors of the company that employed a bogus sign language interpreter for Nelson Mandela's memorial service have quit their jobs in South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC), a party spokesman said on Tuesday.

Reverend Bantubahle Xozwa, who was head of the party's religious affairs department, and his wife Cikizwa, a personal assistant to the ANC's chief spokesman, resigned after interpreter Thamsanqa Jantjie was exposed as an impostor.

"They resigned in December," ANC spokesman Keith Khoza told AFP.

He said he could not remember the date the couple left "but it was after the incident". He said they had given no reason for their departure.

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