'Chaos', 'Mass Muggings' After Global Citizen Festival

Danny Woods
December 3, 2018

It honoured the centenary of Nelson Mandela and aims to end extreme poverty by 2030.

Makhura said he has sought a detailed report from South African Police Services (SAPS) and Johannesburg Metro Police (JMPD), saying that police visibility post the festival was undeniably one of the key areas of concern as expressed by a number of people. Many people got tickets to the concert through charity work and petition-signing.

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.

"The safety of our guests is always of paramount importance to us and we understand" the hurt and anger of those accosted by criminals, Global Citizen, an worldwide advocacy group, said on Twitter.

He said there was a stampede when someone pulled out a gun.

South African media say a concert worker died in a stadium fall Saturday.

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"I heard that several people were mugged while they were waiting for transport or to call a cab", he said.

"There was one robbery that took place at Sasol garage which was reported to us and we arrested the suspect with regards to that".

World leaders gathered at the stadium for a 2013 memorial after the death of Mandela, the anti-apartheid leader and South Africa's first black president.

On the 2nd of December, there were musical performances from Beyoncé & JAY-Z, Cassper Nyovest, D'banj, Ed Sheeran, Eddie Vedder, Kacey Musgraves, Femi Kuti, Pharrell Williams & Chris Martin, Sho Madjozi, Tiwa Savage, Usher, and Wizkid in honour of Mandela.

Sunday the stadium was filled by thousands attending the concert.

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