Published: Mon, December 03, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Matthew Castillo

Global Citizen: Mandela 100

Global Citizen: Mandela 100

Wearing a flowing dark pink dress made up of wide ruffles and boasting a plunging neckline, the acclaimed songstress joined the British redhead for a moving rendition of his hit ballad at the Global Citizen Festival in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Sunday.

There were also performances and exciting mash-ups from the likes of Chris of Coldplay, Usher Raymond and Real Black Coffee, Ed Sheeran, Sho Madjozi, Cassper Nyovest featuring Chris Martin and Stormzy with Beyonce and Jay Z who performed for close to two hours bringing the event to an end.

This year's festival which is in honour of the late South African President, Nelson Mandela, hopes to inspire social activism with the aim of ending extreme poverty by 2030 leveraging on the star power of celebrities from around the world to make a difference in the lives of youth. Many people got tickets to the concert through charity work and petition-signing.

She said the muggers were even pulling knives and guns on the defenceless revellers.

"The safety of our guests is always of paramount importance to us and we understand" the hurt and anger of those accosted by criminals, Global Citizen, an worldwide advocacy group, said on Twitter.

The official Twitter account for Global Citizen expressed sadness at "challenges" faced by people leaving the venue and said they had been "working to support people getting home safely".

Police arrested one suspect in the theft of a cell phone, police Brig.

Naidoo said police would not admit to the alleged lack of policing as the service was known for delivering safety and security at major events successfully as it had done at the 2010 FIFA World Cup and post the major tournament.

Also in 2013, thieves made off with cash takings at the stadium after a Justin Bieber concert.

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