@NelsonMandela reaches 100 000 followers on Twitter
One year milestone on Twitter
1 April 2012
A year after starting on Twitter, @NelsonMandela has 100 000 followers who receive daily authentic historic quotes and other information by Nelson Mandela.
The Twitter account is run by the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, which officially promotes the work and legacy of Mr Mandela, who is 93 years old and properly retired now. Through retweets, @NelsonMandela reaches millions of people around the world.
"This is wonderful news," said Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory spokesperson, Sello Hatang. "The feedback we get shows that our followers enjoy and are grateful for the information they get, even the seemingly trivial tweets."
Thanking all @NelsonMandela followers, Hatang said: "As they retweet our tweets, each one of our Twitter followers becomes an ambassador for living the legacy of Mr Mandela."