From violent crimes to controversial billionaires, here are the five biggest news stories of the week.
1. Global Citizen crime chaos
The highly anticipated international event dominated headlines, as many stakeholders pledged billions of rands towards socio-economic issues on the continent, such as education, sanitation and hunger.
The event’s greatest catch was the star-studded line-up, which lured about 65,000 people to FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Sunday, December 2. They included Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Usher, Pharrell, Chris Martin and Cassper Nyovest. The festival was hosted by international acts like Trevor Noah, Oprah Winfrey and Naomi Campbell.
The night was, however, overshadowed by chaos, as concert-goers were subjected to violent crimes in which people were mugged and harassed at gun and knifepoint.
Hundreds of attendees were involved in a stampede at the Sasol garage in Nasrec, as many were attacked and harassed, and phones and bags stolen.
Minister of Police Bheki Cele said 15 people had been arrested and admitted that police could have provided a better response on the night.