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Pharrell Williams, Trevor Noah, Naomi Campbell and Oprah Winfrey were among those headlining the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at Johannesburg's FNB Stadium.

While the Global Citizen Festival went off largely without a hitch yesterday, there have been several reports of muggings after it ended.

Many were mugged and harassed by thugs with seven people having been arrested in connection with these crimes.

Mandela 100, whose organizers campaign for girls' education, an end to extreme poverty and other causes. It says many people won tickets to Sunday's concert through charity work and petition-signing.

Masango said that they called the police to assist, but law enforcement only showed up hours after the ordeal.

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It was an event thousands of South Africans were looking forward to for months, but moments after the concert finished a nightmare ensued for many just down the street from the extravagant event.

The CEO of Stadium Management Jacques Grobbelaar said that their role was restricted to providing certain services and that the ultimate responsibility for safety and security in and around the stadium lay with the SAPS and the Johannesburg Metro Police Department.

"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 Mr Naidoo.

Guns N' Roses performed at FNB Stadium on Thursday.

World leaders gathered at the stadium for a 2013 memorial after the death of Mandela, the anti-apartheid leader and South Africa's first black president.

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