A star-studded event: 7 A-listers spotted at the #NelsonMandelaLecture

A star-studded event: 7 A-listers spotted at the #NelsonMandelaLecture

As South Africans and world leaders gather at the Wanderers Stadium in Illovo to celebrate the life of late former president Nelson Mandela, some notable names made an appearance.

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As Briefly.co.za reported earlier, Johannesburg will play host to world leaders and famous people as Nelson Mandela's 100th birthday is celebrated.

So, as the 16th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture kicked off, we decided to take a look at some of the A-listers who made an appearance at the highly anticipated event.

1. Former US president Barack Obama

So, it is no secret the former US head of state is at the event, where he is expected to give a lecture.

2. Charlize Theron

South African born Hollywood actress Charlize Theron was photographed at the stadium on Tuesday.

In a post shared on Twitter by the Senior Communicator in Africa for the British Foreign office, Hooman Nouruzi, Theron was snapped in the crowd.

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3. Princess Charlene

Although no photos had been released of Princess Charlene of Monaco, an attendee at the lecture took to Twitter to announce the royal family member was in fact present.

"Her Royal Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco just arrived for the lecture. #Mandela100 #MandelaLecture," the tweet read.

4. Tamaryn Green

The 2018 Miss South Africa pageant title holder shared a photo of her at the Wanderers Stadium, where she eagerly awaited to listen to Barack Obama.

5. Mara Louw and her daughter

Sowetan born actress Mara Louw and her daughter were also part of the attendees of this year's Nelson Mandela lecture.

6. Richard Branson

British business magnate Richard Branson was also one of the notable people who attended the lecture.

7. Skeem Saam actor Eric Macheru

Check out the Live updates on the Nelson Mandela lecture here.

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