The first-ever South Africa edition of the Global Citizen Festival held yesterday (December 2) at the 94,000 capacity FNB Stadium, Johannesburg.
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.
Concert-goers at the Global Citizen Festival at FNB Stadium.
After the concert, in which 58 heads of state and worldwide stars pledge to do their bit to end global poverty, concert-goers were mugged outside the stadium at a nearby Sasol garage.
Dozens of people have come forward to detail their experiences after the festival, explaining how they were mugged at gunpoint, heard shots being fired and were attacked at the garage.
Stadium Management South Africa (SMSA) says all those involved in the execution of the Global Citizen Festival failed in their mandate to provide safety.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa attended the festival and hosted his fellow heads of state from Ghana, Rwanda and Sierra Leone.
- said Oprah Winfrey in his public appeal.
"There was one robbery that took place at Sasol garage which was reported to us and we arrested the suspect with regards to that".
He called on more victims to report the crimes they'd fallen victim to to the SAPS, which earlier today said only one crime was reported.
She said the muggers were even pulling knives and guns on the defenceless revellers.
Sun added that the event's safety and security planning committee had established a "safe zone" where concertgoers should have been picked up by e-hail taxis, and said that this might not have been conducted as planned.