South Africans have taken to Twitter to detail their crime horror stories after the Global Citizen Festival Mandela 100 concert on Sunday, with some explaining how they were mugged at gunpoint outside the stadium, with no police in sight.
According to posts on social media, people flocked to the garage to wait for transport. There, they were harassed and mugged, which led to chaos outside the venue.
There was a couple walking in front of us. The next thing we knew the girl started screaming. They tried to grab whatever she was holding. It was such a mess. Everybody started running in between cars to avoid the thugs. Mind you, there were no police in the vicinity at all
Said Jamie-Lee Markgraaff.
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We found one of the Sasol thugs. I apologize for what happened yesterday. I will make sure that we found all of them. https://t.co/GyLweS5ZhS
— Minister Bheki Cele (@CdeBhekiCele) December 3, 2018
@GlblCtzn I’m really disappointed in your guys complete disregard for our safety after the concert , people were stabbed , robbed on gun point and hijacked right outside the stadium. You really let us down as a country 💔#GlobaCitizenFestivalSA
— same oxygen as Beyonce❤️ (@HunYour) December 3, 2018
#GlobaCitizenFestivalSA so heart broke by what was happening at sasol garage and outside the stadium I even tripped and fell. Thank God no one fell on me. Witness so many robberies. Police did nothing.
— Anele (@AneleBethuna) December 3, 2018
Everyone who waited for an Uber at sasol garage after #GlobalCitizen and survived is a literal war veteran
— Denzel 🌙🌹 (@ungoverened) December 3, 2018
My heart breaks for all the Global Citizens who got mugged by Sasol garage after the festival. The screaming and shouting was heartbreaking 💔💔
— ShantieK (@Shantiekhosa) December 2, 2018
If you are still leaving the stadium don’t go past Sasol, they are robbing people at gun point.
— Punisher (@Tebby_Leburu) December 3, 2018
Guys! We are huddled at Sasol garage and its so fucking dangerous. Groups of tsotsi’s run towards the crowds to cause commotion and then grab people’s shit and taunt them. Everyone so scared and them literally laughing and enjoying the chaos
— spiceboy juggernaut 🌈 (@wittnsass) December 2, 2018
While trying to get to my friends, we ended up being stuck at the Sasol as some nyaupe tried to grab my phone and scratched me in the process @nonimots & I fought back. Took these 👇🏽 to fight Incase we were attacked again. The brazenness was scary need I mention no cops in sight pic.twitter.com/QlMuLxP8M2
— Duchess of Kwa Ndebele (@Bikereve) December 3, 2018
her phone was stolen and the thief had run off. A short while after that, a girl came past clutching herself. She was mugged and a knife was pulled on her. The security and police were around but did nothing. We didn’t know what to do.
— Imaan (@imaan_moosa) December 3, 2018