Muggings mar Global Citizen Festival charity concert in South Africa


A spate of muggings early Monday marred a charity concert in South Africa at which Beyoncé​, Jay-Z and other stars performed in honour of Nelson Mandela.

Tens of thousands flocked to the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Sunday for a music festival also featuring Usher, Pharrell Williams, Trevor Noah, Oprah Winfrey, Naomi Campbell and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa.

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.

The witness accounts of thieves brazenly assaulting a crowd shocked many South Africans, even in a country with a high rate of violent crime.

The muggings tarnished Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100, whose organizers campaign for girls’ education, an end to extreme poverty and other…

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