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Rafa sorry over Mandela tweet

2013-06-10 19:23
Rafael Nadal (AFP)
Paris - French Open champion, Rafa Nadal has apologised for falsely tweeting the death of Nelson Mandela to his 4.5 million followers.

The Telegraph's website reports that the Spaniard tweeted:

"(sic)Today we have lost one of the most important and relevant people in our world. Rest in peace #NelsonMandela."


His comments were retweeted 2 380 times.

Nadal later deleted his tweet upon finding out the real story and later tweeted:

"(sic) I had incorrect information and for now #NelsonMandela has not left us, I hope that he is with us for much longer; his actions will be with us for ever."

The 94-year-old former state President was admitted to a Pretoria hospital in the early hours of Saturday morning, suffering from a recurring lung infection and is receiving intensive care.

Doctors say that he is in a serious but stable condition.

His family are at his bedside, with his ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela arriving at the hospital on Monday afternoon.

Even CNN's Piers Morgan posted false information of Mandela's death, tweeting that he had passed away in his sleep overnight.

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