Beyonce pays tribute to Nelson Mandela at Global Citizen Festival

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New Delhi, Dec 03 (ANI): Leading an all-star line up, American Singer Beyonce honoured the life and legacy of former President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela at the Global Citizen Festival on 2nd December. Held at the Johannesburg’s FNB stadium, the concert witnessed performances by Ed Sheeran, Jay-Z and Usher. It was the climax of a year of events as they celebrated the hundredth year of Mandela’s birth in 1918. The star brought the crowd to its feet and even triggered tears with her smash hit ‘XO’. She even wrote a letter dedicated to Nelson. Ahead of the concert, co-host Oprah Winfrey also hailed Mandela’s goodness and integrity. Mandela who was imprisoned for decades under South Africa’s apartheid regime led the country’s transformation into a multi-racial democracy and was elected its first president. He died at the age of 95 on December 5, 2013.

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