​Global Citizen Festival Attendees Attacked Following JAY-Z and Beyoncé's Performance

The "Mandela 100" celebration took place in Johannesburg and also featured Chris Martin, Eddie Vedder and Kacey Musgraves
​Global Citizen Festival Attendees Attacked Following JAY-Z and Beyoncé's Performance
Some of the world's biggest stars joined forces in Johannesburg yesterday (December 2) to perform at the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 event, but the night ended in chaos when attendees attempted to leave the venue.
 
A number of fans were mugged outside FNB Stadium as they tried to catch rideshares at a nearby Sasol Garage gas station.
 
Criminals targeted concertgoers, and reports from social media claim that in addition to theft, there were multiple stabbings and attempted rapes.
 
Read some of the terrifying accounts below.
 
A spokesperson for Global Citizen has since issued a statement that reads: "We are deeply disturbed by the reports of criminal activity against festival guests as they tried to leave the venue last night. The safety of our guests is always paramount and we understand and empathise with their concern and anger. The South African Police has made a statement to request that all victims file reports with them, which we strongly encourage. There will be more details to follow."
 
The event honoured the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's birth and raised a total of more than $7 billion USD in worldwide fundraising commitments. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged $50 million CAD to the Education Cannot Wait campaign.
 
The lineup of performers included Usher, Pharrell Williams and Coldplay's Chris Martin, as well as Femi Kuti, Kacey Musgraves, Eddie Vedder, Ed Sheeran and headliners JAY-Z and Beyoncé.
 
The whole livestream clocked in at almost 10 hours in length, and you can watch it all below.