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Beyoncé among stars at Johannesburg concert to honour Mandela

04 December 2018, 09:38 | Elsie Buchanan

The festival, which is a part of the Global Citizens movement to "end extreme poverty", commemorates 100 years since Nelson Mandela was born.

Pharrell Williams and Chris Martin perform during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Many people got tickets to the concert through charity work and petition-signing.

Beyonce and Jay-Z did Nelson Mandela proud at Sunday's Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 event.

The overall planning and command for the event was under the National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure (Nat JOINTS) under the command of the South African Police Service (SAPS) which included the Presidential Protection Service (PPS) as the lead security role-players in light of various Heads of State/ Government attending.

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JMPD says because it doesn't have investigative powers it can't request that footage, but the South African Police Service (SAPS) can.

"People's bags are getting snatched, people are losing their phones, people are fighting in the midst of us looking for an Uber", a reveller said in a video posted on YouTube.

"I heard that several people were mugged while they were waiting for transport or to call a cab", he said. Youngsters, boys, were running towards us and stealing phones and pulling bags off people.

Global Citizen and the House of Mandela said on Monday that they were "deeply disturbed" by the reports of criminal attacks on concertgoers as they exited the event venue on Sunday night.

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Youth Leadership Prize victor, Wawira Njiru delivers acceptance speech on stage during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

"There was one robbery that took place at Sasol garage which was reported to us and we arrested the suspect with regards to that". Some World Cup soccer matches were successfully held there when South Africa hosted the tournament in 2010.

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

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