Beyoncé to lead Mandela tribute concert

A view of the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg

Beyoncé among stars at Johannesburg concert to honour Mandela

Thousands turned out on Sunday for a concert in Johannesburg to honor the life of Nelson Mandela, with Beyonce leading an all-star line-up.

Beyonce and Jay Z took the stage on Sunday for a good cause. Many people got tickets to the concert through charity work and petition-signing.

Their outfits were also African-inspired with Jay-Z rocking a beaded scarf that looked like Xhosa royalty and Beyoncé spotting the colours of the South African flag in her winged beaded corset.

All the while, Namhla said, South African Police Service (SAPS) was nowhere to be found.

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.

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

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

Scores of people making their way through one of the gates at the FNB stadium for the Global Citizen concert on 2 December 2018. "Some guys were walking around with knives and screwdrivers, threatening people", he said.

SMSA's Jacques Grobbelaar said: "On 2 December we failed as a collective, we failed our patrons and we can not walk away from that obligation".

The City of Joburg said in a statement on Monday that seven suspects were arrested in relation to alleged muggings on concert goers after the Global Citizen event at FNB Stadium.

The event which is sub-themed, "Mandela 100" marks what would have been the 100th birthday of former South African President and activist, Nelson Mandela who died, December 5, 2013, at the age of 95.

Hosts of the Global Citizen Festival had the crowds' attention from the beginning to the end highlighting the spirit of Madiba in ending poverty and showing South Africa's potential in creating a better future for all.

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