Thousands of fans cheered in a frenzy of flag-waving, drumming and African-inspired dancing, reports AP.
Other acts included veteran South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela, new South African star, Lira, blind duo Amadou & Mariam of Mali and Colombian rocker’s Juanes.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu, in full South African green-and-yellow fan regalia, led the crowd in cheers for Nelson Mandela, who is credited with sealing South Africa’s bid to host the World Cup. Tutu also acknowledged the fans from around the world: “We welcome you all. For Africa is the cradle of humanity, so we welcome you home.“