Uber driver dies in hospital after June attack — NEWSFLASH


The council's General-Secretary Hendrick Ndou claimed that a convoy of more than 30 Uber vehicles drove around Pretoria on Monday, intimidating meter taxi drivers at Pretoria station as well as at Sunnyside and Hatfield Gautrain station.

Drivers can now determine where the hot spots are through the Uber application, he said.

Both Uber and the Gauteng Provincial Metered Taxi Council were seeking meetings and intervention from different arms of government.

"We are doing all we can to assist in preventing incidents and provide assistance to driver-partners and riders, but we cannot do this alone - authorities and policy makers need to take a stronger stand to help prevent and condemn these bad crimes". This driver-partner is a part of our community. "Our thoughts are with his family during this hard time", she said.

Police say one suspect has been arrested for allegedly assaulting an officer outside the Sandton Gautrain station.

It has assigned a team of former law enforcement officials to help police investigate.

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Uber SA condemned the violent acts saying that these actions do not represent the entire industry and that the violence and intimidation against those who choose to use technology apps, like Uber, must stop.

Ndou said the council condemns violence and intimidation of any kind but that it was clear that groups within both Uber and the meter taxis were at war with one another.

He was rushed to a hospital where he was admitted and treated for his injuries, but according to the Uber Drivers' Movement, a collective of drivers, Mashau passed this morning.

In the beginning of July, an Uber vehicle was set alight in Hatfield, Pretoria, while the driver managed to escape any serious injuries, the auto was completely destroyed.

Taxify driver Obert Moyo said he had his vehicle smashed in front of police. Bystanders managed to douse the flames in the taxi before it caused any major damage. "There is a free flow of traffic and the local police and other police members from various units have joined forces with the JMPD, and various security companies, to ensure stability and prevent and any unlawful incidents from occurring".

Police spokesperson Captain Mavela Masondo at the time confirmed all three.