The Global Citizen Festival announced that it had made commitments to the value of $7-billion that will go towards helping millions of people throughout the world.
On social media, people detailed how the precinct became a "war zone" as running battles ensued between criminals and showgoers, with many being mugged of their cell phones and other belongings while young women waiting for their rides home at a nearby garage were harassed and almost raped, with allegedly no security or police in sight. The injuries included stab wounds and a broken nose.
Gayle King speaks on stage during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
"There is no need to blame South African police that there was no Uber, there was no transport and all that - that should be asked from the organisers", said police minister Bheki Cele who called on victims of crime to come forward.
- said Oprah Winfrey in his public appeal.
One man has been arrested in connection with incidents following the event, added Cele who spoke to journalists at an event in the southern city of Port Elizabeth. We do not have a report of any other cases. Cele said police had one case number for a stolen cellphone, but said that no other cases had been opened.
She said the muggers were even pulling knives and guns on the defenceless revellers.
But Big Concerts' Justin Van Wyk says that by law, the police is responsible for providing safety.