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Nelson Mandela joins Twitter

The 92-year-old, who is considered as one of the world's most revered statesman and has led the struggle to replace the apartheid regime of South Africa with a multi-racial democracy, has joined the micro-blogging site.

entertainment Updated: Apr 20, 2011 15:42 IST

The 92-year-old, who is considered as one of the world's most revered statesman and has led the struggle to replace the apartheid regime of South Africa with a multi-racial democracy, has joined the micro-blogging site after his foundation convinced a British man to hand over the @NelsonMandela account.

Online consultant Richard Millington had registered the account, but agreed to give it to the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, part of a foundation established by the former South African president.

“Our Twitter account is called @NelsonMandela thanks to democracy, has joined the micro-blogging site after his foundation convinced a British man to hand over the @NelsonMandela account.

Online consultant Richard Millington had registered the account, but Richard Millington in London, who had previously registered this page," said Sello Hatang, spokesman for the Mandela Foundation in a statement.

The Twitter account bears the Nelson Mandela Foundation logo and has won 727 followers who receive updates with key dates in the life of South Africa's first black president. The 92-year-old, who is considered as one of the world's most revered statesman and has led the struggle to replace the apartheid regime of South Africa with a multi-racial agreed to give it to the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, part of a foundation established by the former South African president.

“Our Twitter account is called @NelsonMandela thanks to Richard Millington in London, who had previously registered this page," said Sello Hatang, spokesman for the Mandela Foundation in a statement.

The Twitter account bears the Nelson Mandela Foundation logo and has won 727 followers who receive updates with key dates in the life of South Africa's first black president.