Beyonce to lead Mandela tribute concert - Entertainment - Arts & Culture

  • Beyonce to lead Mandela tribute concert - Entertainment - Arts & Culture

Beyonce to lead Mandela tribute concert - Entertainment - Arts & Culture

Thousands poured into the South African city's FNB stadium for Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100.

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

Global Citizen and another group backing the concert, the House of Mandela, urged South African police "to act swiftly and efficiently".

The circumstances surrounding the incident are being investigated in partnership with all of the relevant local and government authorities. Transport services such as the Gautrain said many of its buses were stuck in traffic while fares for e-hailing service Uber more than quadrupled.

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. The injuries included stab wounds and a broken nose.

Beyonce to lead Mandela tribute concert - Entertainment - Arts & Culture

Power couple Beyonce and Jay-Z perform during the 'Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100.' .

"The criminals were basically having a field day", said Zikhona Tshona, a reporter for the South African news organization eNCA. President Ramaphosa received a resounding applause after being introduced by Oprah Winfrey.

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. Cele said police had one case number for a stolen cellphone, but said that no other cases had been opened. "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.

But Big Concerts' Justin Van Wyk says that by law, the police is responsible for providing safety.