Police arrest 7 people for Global Citizen Festival muggings and attacks

Police arrest 7 people for Global Citizen Festival muggings and attacks

Police arrest 7 people for Global Citizen Festival muggings and attacks

The A-list superstars performed in Johannesburg, South Africa for a charity concert honoring Nelson Mandela, a century after he was born.

Cape Town - Dozens of revelers who attended the Global Citizen Festival at the FNB Stadium on Sunday have taken to social media to share their experience of what many described as "chaos" after the event, the Citizen reports.

According to the reports, numerous incidents took place around a Sasol garage near the stadium, targeting mostly concert-goers.

Mandela 100, whose organizers campaign for girls' education, an end to extreme poverty and other causes.

Concert-goers at the Global Citizen Festival at FNB Stadium.

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"The criminals were basically having a field day", said Zikhona Tshona, a reporter for the South African news organization eNCA.

Police arrested one suspect in the theft of a cell phone, police Brig. Michael Sun said: "We are shocked to learn of the several reports of mugging and attacks on both social media and other media platforms, we are engaging the South African Police Services to establish what had transpired as they were responsible for the overall policing at the Global Citizen Festival".

On the 2nd of December, there were musical performances from Beyoncé & JAY-Z, Cassper Nyovest, D'banj, Ed Sheeran, Eddie Vedder, Kacey Musgraves, Femi Kuti, Pharrell Williams & Chris Martin, Sho Madjozi, Tiwa Savage, Usher, and Wizkid in honour of Mandela.

It said it was "saddened to hear the challenges people had while leaving the venue". Some World Cup soccer matches were successfully held there when South Africa hosted the tournament in 2010.

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