South African police on Monday dismissed allegations of lax safety and security outside the FNB Stadium after the Global Citizen Festival, saying that it was successful in combating crime and that those who allegedly fell victim to robberies should open criminal cases.
Many were mugged and harassed by thugs with seven people having been arrested in connection with these crimes.
The festival, which is a part of the Global Citizens movement to "end extreme poverty", commemorates 100 years since Nelson Mandela was born. Many people got tickets to the concert through charity work and petition-signing.
Makhura said he has sought a detailed report from South African Police Services (SAPS) and Johannesburg Metro Police (JMPD), saying that police visibility post the festival was undeniably one of the key areas of concern as expressed by a number of people.
Police have consistently said they had a strong presence at the venue.
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Nick's family wore traditional Indian attire and enthralled the audience with their group dance. The Mirror reports that the ceremony began at 4:30 pm and was followed by a cake cutting.
South African media say a concert worker died in a stadium fall Saturday.
He said there was a stampede when someone pulled out a gun.
"It was so chaotic", said Cydwell Masango who was working a late shift as a pump attendant at the Sasol garage in Ormonde, where the attacks took place.
Witnesses and the CEO of Stadium Management have disputed this, claiming that no police officers were visible after the last performance.