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Singers from across the globe gathered in Johannesburg on Sunday at the Global Citizen Festival to honour Nelson Mandela on the year he would have turned 100.

Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 is a campaign partnership between advocacy group Global Citizen and the House of Mandela with hopes of ending poverty by 2030. Many people got tickets to the concert through charity work and petition-signing.

Mandela was jailed under South Africa's apartheid regime for 27 years.

Beyoncé among stars at Johannesburg concert to honour Mandela

All the while, Namhla said, South African Police Service (SAPS) was nowhere to be found.

She said the muggers were even pulling knives and guns on the defenceless revellers.

"The safety of our guests is always of paramount importance to us and we understand" the hurt and anger of those accosted by criminals, Global Citizen, an worldwide advocacy group, said on Twitter.

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Naidoo said police would not admit to the alleged lack of policing as the service was known for delivering safety and security at major events successfully as it had done at the 2010 FIFA World Cup and post the major tournament.

"We have learned that only one incident was formally reported which goes in stark contrast to the many reports surfacing all over media".

The event which is sub-themed, "Mandela 100" marks what would have been the 100th birthday of former South African President and activist, Nelson Mandela who died, December 5, 2013, at the age of 95.

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I wish we were able to write about feelgood stories and businesses booming and silly viral videos all day (we sneak a few in), but we live in South Africa, and unfortunately that means much of the news that comes our way isn't rainbows and unicorns.

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