Published: Thu, December 06, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

CCTV footage emerges of chaos as thugs target Global Citizen concert-goers

CCTV footage emerges of chaos as thugs target Global Citizen concert-goers

Days before performing at the event, Beyonce penned an appreciative letter to the late Mandela.

Singer Beyonce and rapper Jay Z paid tribute to the former South Africa President Nelson Mandela at the Global Citizen Festival.

The festival, part of Nelson Mandela's 100th birthday celebrations, was attended by 200 000 engaged citizens who are using their collective voice to end extreme poverty by 2030. Many members of the audience got tickets to the concert through charity work.

"The criminals were basically having a field day", said Zikhona Tshona, a reporter for the South African news organisation eNCA. "We as stadium management were not involved in the safety and security of the event as we would normally have been as we did with the Guns N' Roses concert last week Thursday", Grobbelaar said.

The Global Citizen Festival announced that it had made commitments to the value of $7-billion that will go towards helping millions of people throughout the world.

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Scores of people making their way through one of the gates at the FNB stadium for the Global Citizen concert on 2 December 2018.

It said it was "saddened to hear the challenges people had while leaving the venue".

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 fact that we arrested a suspect immediately after the robbery took place highlights the presence of police at Sasol garage", Naidoo said. South Africa, where white minority rule ended a quarter-century ago, is struggling with one of the world's highest rates of income inequality.

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

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