Uber offers refunds after admitting to surge pricing at Global Citizen Festival

Uber offers refunds after admitting to surge pricing at Global Citizen Festival

Beyoncé, Oprah Winfrey, Naomi Campbell, Pharrell Williams, Trevor Noah, Usher and other worldwide stars gathered in Johannesburg on Sunday for a charity concert honouring Nelson Mandela a century after he was born.

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

According to the reports, numerous incidents took place around a Sasol garage near the stadium, targeting mostly concert-goers.

Leaders set to address the Global Citizen: Mandela 100, include South African President Cyril Ramaphosa among others.

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South African police spokesperson Brigadier Vish Naidoo dismissed allegations of lax safety and security outside the FNB Stadium after the festival, saying that it was successful in combating crime and that those who allegedly fell victim to robberies should open criminal cases.

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He said there was a stampede when someone pulled out a gun.

It said it was "saddened to hear the challenges people had while leaving the venue".

Police arrested one suspect in the theft of a cell phone, police Brig.

The Global Citizen Festival - with headline acts Beyonce and Jay-Z- was held to honour former statesman Nelson Mandela who would have turned 100 this year and formed part of a campaign to tackle poverty, child malnutrition and boost gender equality.

Sun pointed out that world-renowned band Guns and Roses attracted almost 65 000 fans to their concert at the same stadium just three days before and the event was an overall incident-free one - except for a report of suspected domestic violence.

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