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08/08/2013 11:25 BST | Updated 08/08/2013 11:26 BST

Desmond Tutu Twitter Account Suspended For 'Aggressive Following'

Desmond Tutu Twitter
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Desmond Tutu Twitter

Nobel Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu had his Twitter account suspended - for "aggressive" behaviour.

The South African Archbishop had only just signed up and was following 30 people.

A statement on the his legacy foundation's website said: "Twitter has not explained how following 30 people could be construed as “aggressive following” or whether the number of people who followed @TutuLegacy in a short space of time was to blame."

His daughter, Reverend MphoTutu, who runs the foundation, expressed her dismay, saying: "I hope the powers that be at Twitter find it in their hearts to fix the problem and let us communicate again."

It was later restored, and Twitter apologised.

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The new account is the only official one for Tutu and his foundation.