French Open champion, Rafa Nadal has apologised for falsely tweeting the death of Nelson Mandela to his 4.5 million followers.
“(sic)Today we have lost one of the most important and relevant people in our world. Rest in peace #NelsonMandela.”
“(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.