Published: Thu, December 06, 2018

Victims of crime at Global Citizens concert urged to come forward

Victims of crime at Global Citizens concert urged to come forward

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

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.

Mandela was jailed under South Africa's apartheid regime for 27 years.

"There is no need to blame South African police that there was no Uber, there was no transport and all that - that should be asked from the organisers", said police minister Bheki Cele who called on victims of crime to come forward.

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.

To honor the memory of a fighter for human rights, who is 27 years spent in prison for his position, brought thousands of citizens of different countries of the world, including Oprah Winfrey, Naomi Campbell, Beyonce, Jay-Z and other famous people. In a statement to TimesLIVE, national police spokesperson Vish Naidoo said police did not leave their posts until hours after the show ended.

The model was one of the guest speakers who took to the stage in between performances at the FNB Stadium.

I wish we were able to write about feelgood stories and businesses booming and silly viral videos all day (we sneak a few in), but we live in South Africa, and unfortunately that means much of the news that comes our way isn't rainbows and unicorns.

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

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