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15.01.2011 Africa

Nelson Mandela is not dead, it's a 'Twitter' Hoax

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela is very much aliveNelson Rolihlahla Mandela is very much alive
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RIP Nelson Mandela is the latest trending topic on Twitter now. But, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, popularly called uTata Madiba, is very much alive.

It seems the greatest statesman of Africa is the latest casualty of tweets, joining the likes of Aaron Carter, Shashi Kapoor, Eddie Murphy, Bill Cosby, Morgan Freeman to be literally killed by Twitter.

You may call it the Michael Jackson effect. Since the pop star's death was first known by Twitter users, Twitter has started its 'killing' spree and spread hoaxes about all these deaths. Mandela's death news is just like another rumour.

Nelson Mandela is not dead, but alive and fit. It's likely that someone started the RIP Nelson Mandela hoax and others kept talking about the topic. The result: the hoax spread like wildfire and Twitter statistics displays Nelson Mandela's death as the hottest news update now. No need to blame Twitter for that.

It's we- the Twitter users who have promoted this hoax. Please nullify this hoax by tweeting the right news that's here and stop the false rumour.

All Facebook users are kindly requested to share this article on your Facebook page. Let your friends on Facebook know the truth and not fall prey to any false rumours.

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