Beyonce, Jay-Z & Kids Spotted In South Africa For Global Citizen Festival [VIDEO]

Beyonce, Jay Z

Beyoncé & Jay-Z Spotted In South African For Global Citizen Festival

The Carter family arrived in South Africa on Thursday (Nov. 29), ahead of the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 which is set to take place at FNB Stadium on Sunday (Dec. 2) in Johannesburg, South Africa. As Beyoncé, Blue Ivy, and Sir Carter walked through the Lanseria International Airport, the South African Beyhive awaited with their cameras and phones out as they screamed Bey’s name.

Beyoncé, Sir Carter

Jay-Z, Rumi Carter

Jay-Z, Rumi Carter

Beyoncé, Blue Ivy Carter

This year’s Global Citizen Festival is exceptionally significant because, in 2018, political leader and philanthropist Nelson Mandela would have been 100 years old. This milestone is significant to Beyoncé due to the impact Mandela had on her life. She shared an open letter to Mandela, ahead of her appearance at the festival.

Your kindness and gratitude for every experience, and your ability to forgive are lesson so have learned and will pass on to my three children. My entire family holds you in high regard. It is an honor for me to travel to South Africa this week in celebration of you and your efforts to right so many wrongs. You were a strategic warrior, a bold activist, and charismatic and well-loved leader. Your vision for dignity, for human rights, for peace and a South Africa free of racism and apartheid, allows us all to turn dreams into reality.

I remember taking that walk with you back to the prison on Robben Island where you spent 18 of those imprisoned 27 years. I recall your measured but focused steps in as you recounted the stories of the struggles, the sacrifices and your resilience. Your smiled as you talked to a crowd of artists and their guests, including my mother, who first told my sister and me about the great Nelson Mandela. In that moment i truly understood your heart and humility.

As we celebrate the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100, honoring your centennial year, i promise you that we have made your dreams our own. Your work and your sacrifices were not in vain. I will cherish every moment shared in your presence and use the lessons learned from you as fuel to stir positive ideas and solutions.

Fans will be able to stream the event via online platforms such as popular mediums, YouTube and Twitter. Beyoncé and Jay-Z are set to take the stage along with Pharrell Williams, Usher, Ed Sheeran, and more.

Authored by: Andre Palmer