SMSA: 'We failed our patrons at Global Citizen Festival'

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Beyoncé among stars at Johannesburg concert to honour Mandela

JOHANNESBURG-Beyonce and other worldwide stars have gathered in South Africa for a charity concert honouring Nelson Mandela, a century after he was born.

While the majority got home safely afterwards, others were targeted by thieves as they left the stadium.

American pop-star Beyoncé on Sunday led an all-star line-up including Ed Sheeran, Jay-Z, Oprah, and Usher in Johannesburg at a concert to honor the life and legacy of late South African icon Nelson Mandela.

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With an aim to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030, the Global Citizen initiative has staged events in other world cities including London, Brussels, and NY. This year it was dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the birth of politician and prominent human rights activist Nelson Mandela.

She said menacing men made eye contact with some concert-goers, as though to say, '"You could be next,"' and that there were no police in sight.

While the Global Citizen Festival went off largely without a hitch yesterday, there have been several reports of muggings after it ended.

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He said there was a stampede when someone pulled out a gun. Security outside the festival became a massive issue once people began leaving the venue waiting for their Uber and Taxify rides.

Scores of people making their way through one of the gates at the FNB stadium for the Global Citizen concert on 2 December 2018. "The fact that we arrested a suspect immediately after the robbery took place highlights the presence of police at Sasol garage", Naidoo said. He was South Africa's first black president and a global inspiration.

This is the outfit Beyoncè adorned for the last part of her performance, where in the end, she and her stood side-by-side to bid farewell to South Africa.

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In 2013, thieves stole cash takings at the stadium after a Justin Bieber concert.

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