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Beyonce, Jay-Z dazzle South Africa at Mandela gig

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  • Beyonce, Jay-Z dazzle South Africa at Mandela gig

    Beyonce was leading an all-star line-up including Ed Sheeran, Jay-Z and Usher in Johannesburg at a concert to honour the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela.

    The concert was the climax of a year of events celebrating the centennial of Mandela's birth in 1918, and part of a campaign to tackle poverty, child malnutrition and boost gender equality.

    This year's Global Citizen Festival is being held at Johannesburg's 94,736-capacity FNB stadium and began at 1200 GMT.

    Thousands of music fans, many of whom had received free tickets to reward their activism and campaigning work, flocked to the stadium hours before the gig began.

    "It's really important to be here because we all support what Global Citizen is doing, it's helping out a lot of people," said Lesedi Mosita, a banker.

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