Tweeps share chaotic scenes of muggings after Global Citizen Festival

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Tweeps share chaotic scenes of muggings after Global Citizen Festival

South Africa's police minister defended officers on Monday after revellers at a weekend concert dedicated to Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg headlined by Beyonce endured chaos and robberies following the event.

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

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Makhura said he has sought a detailed report from South African Police Services (SAPS) and Johannesburg Metro Police (JMPD), saying that police visibility post the festival was undeniably one of the key areas of concern as expressed by a number of people. It says many people won tickets to Sunday's concert through charity work and petition-signing.

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"I heard that several people were mugged while they were waiting for transport or to call a cab", he said.

"We find that there's a lot of communication taking place on the social media platform, but that is not being reported to us", said, Naidoo, adding that it is therefore "very hard for us to deny or even confirm that such things have happened". He was South Africa's first black president and a global inspiration.

Beyonce led an all-star line-up including Ed Sheeran, Jay-Z and Usher for the climax of a year of events celebrating the centennial of Mandela's birth in 1918, and to raise money for charity.

"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.

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