Rigger Who Died At Joburg’s Global Citizen Festival Identified As Siyabonga Ngodze

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High profile celebrities like Naomi Campbell, Oprah Winfrey, Trevor Noah, Beyonce, Jay-Z, Pharrell Williams and Chris Martin were some of the A-list hosts and performers at The Global Citizen Festival on Sunday, 2 December.

Take for example the Global Citizen Festival on Sunday night.

"The circumstances surrounding the incident are being investigated", Global Citizen said in a statement.

After the concert, in which 58 heads of state and worldwide stars pledge to do their bit to end global poverty, concert-goers were mugged outside the stadium at a nearby Sasol garage. Transport services such as the Gautrain said many of its buses were stuck in traffic while fares for e-hailing service Uber more than quadrupled. The injuries included stab wounds and a broken nose.

Queen B and JAY Z came all the way through with their performance at the ongoing Global Citizen Festival which is taking place in South Africa.

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"The criminals were basically having a field day", said Zikhona Tshona, a reporter for the South African news organization eNCA.

"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".

It said it urged South African police "to act swiftly and efficiently".

Joburg Public Safety MMC Michael Sun says this was above the city's mandate. We do not have a report of any other cases.

She said the muggers were even pulling knives and guns on the defenceless revellers. "The police and JMPD were responsible for the bylaws in the precinct and overall safety and security of the event".