Beyoncé headlined Mandela concert. But violent muggers stole the show

06 December, 2018, 01:13 | Author: Sheila Harris
  • Beyonce in Central for Global Citizen Festival

Most people had a good time and got home safely, but the night turned ugly for some when they were accosted by thugs as they left the stadium.

Beyonce led an all-star line-up including Ed Sheeran, Jay-Z and Usher for the climax of a year of events celebrating the centennial of Mandela's birth in 1918, and to raise money for charity.

The Global Citizen Festival is hosted by the Global Poverty Project, which works to combat extreme poverty all over the world through education, advocacy and media.

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.

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.

Cape Town - The rigger who died while working on the stage for Johannesburg's Global Citizen Festival has been identified as Siyabonga Ngodze.

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Trevor Noah speaks on stage during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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. "Some guys were walking around with knives and screwdrivers, threatening people", he said.

Police arrested one suspect in the theft of a cell phone, police Brig.

Guns N' Roses performed at FNB Stadium on Thursday.

Police spokesperson Brigadier Vish Naidoo, speaking to the public broadcaster SABC from Port Elizabeth, said that police had recorded one incident of mugging after the concert, and that the police will not be seeking CCTV footage from the petrol station as there have been no criminal cases reported except for one.

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