South Africa: Uber driver dies after mob attack, Minister called to intervene

July 18, 2017 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories

Uber Strike South Africa

An Uber driver has died after he was attacked and set alight in his car in Pretoria last month. (Image Source:

Chaos erupted at Gautrain station in Sandton on Monday after Uber and metered taxi drivers got into fisticuffs outside the station.

Metered taxi drivers in Sandton demanded that Uber taxis be made to adhere to the same transport regulations that they were forced to.

Taxify and Uber drivers recently launched a petition calling on the Minister of Police to intervene and stop ongoing violent attacks on their drivers. Last month an Uber driver was petrol bombed in Pretoria, Sunnyside. The Uber driver was targeted and his vehicle set alight on 10 June. He died on Monday (yesterday) morning.

Police have opened a murder investigation and Uber has a team of former law enforcement professionals who are working with the police to support their investigation.

Staff Writer

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