According to the Citizen about 30 individuals figured the best way to celebrate global citizenship was – to use knives and guns to rob the concert goers.
The show was intended to honour the late former president Nelson Mandela’s hundredth birthday, with American superstars Beyonce and Jay-Z putting on a great show.
But of course, shows end, and what followed were screams of horror as festival goers went to wait for transport at the Nasrec Sasol garage.
The criminals descended upon them with knives and guns, causing people to try and dodge around cars in the hopes of escaping the thugs.
The criminals had an easy time of it – there were no cops around to protect the festival goers.
Wow counted 17 muggings at the Sasol at FNB. Plus 2 stabbings and a smash and grab. #GlobaCitizenFestivalSA
— PanPan (@panda_pri94) December 3, 2018
Leanne, it was traumatic. The thugs were calling us “Orders”. If they wanted to prey on a person, they would say to each other “we have another order” and start aligning their approach 😥 #sasol #globalcitizensfestival @JoburgMPD https://t.co/pxfjXL3AoK
— Afrikan Child (@MoPhyl) December 3, 2018
Our Taxify driver was our body guard he made an effort to walk a distance risked his Life to fetch us from Sasol Garage @taxify_za after a horrific scene thank you Edward #GlobalCitizen pic.twitter.com/Jt6GCvMHAz
— 🍑Happiness 😍🍹♐🔥 (@MissNicki101) December 3, 2018
Apparently the trauma and chaos last night is summed up as being 'challenges'. Well #GlobaCitizenFestival you been working to support people getting home safely and FAILED EVERY SINGLE PERSON! #GlobalCitezenFestivalSA #GlobalCitizen #Sasol https://t.co/1x2WyZbkQT
— Global Citizen – Michael Cost (@MickyCost) December 3, 2018
The @SAPoliceService need to be held accountable for what happened at Sasol after the #GlobalCitizenFestival. Many witnesses can give first hand account of the lack of Intervention by police!! Something must be done about this
— Kutlwano 😬 (@KutlwanoSeale) December 3, 2018
This is a national embarrassment. Think about the nature of the event – celebrating the first president of the democratic era, and our place as global citizens.
And a pack of thieves took the opportunity to prey on the people at the festival.
On this day we as a country were humiliated. The criminals involved must be hunted down, the brutality they unleashed must be repaid with jail time.
When I talk about how we have a generation of delinquents – this is a part of the price of that.
The ANC since 1994 has singularly failed to deal with crime, now we see the results of that failure.
This series of events must no be allowed to happen again.