Londoner hands over Mandela name for Twitter

2011-04-18 11:14

 The Nelson Mandela Foundation’s four social media platforms now all bear the former president’s name after the foundation persuaded others who had created accounts in his name to hand them over.

“Our Twitter account is called @NelsonMandela thanks to Richard Millington in London, who had previously registered this page,” the foundation said today.

Millington “kindly” did not hesitate to hand over the account when contacted by the foundation last week.

“We are extremely pleased with Mr Millington’s response and we would like to encourage others who hold domains using Nelson Mandela’s name to hand them over to the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory.”

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The foundation now has accounts in his name on Facebook, Twitter and photo-sharing site Flickr.

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