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uberThe Citizen reports that a photo and video circulated among Uber drivers over the weekend of a taxi driver who was attacked and burnt near Loftus on Saturday night at the Springbok rugby march in Pretoria has been confirmed as authentic by the firm.  

Samantha Allenberg for Uber Africa said:  “Uber is devastated to confirm the brutal attack of a driver-partner this past weekend and they want to make it clear – this sort of violence is completely unacceptable, unlawful and needs to stop.” She said the driver was “attacked by a small group of unknown individuals”.  There have been numerous reports of Uber drivers being attacked by metered taxi drivers, but it is unknown if this was the reason behind this latest attack.  Uber said that they were continuing with the implementation of safety features such as GPS tracking of every trip.  Uber has also hired additional security response teams in areas where driver-partners and riders have reported intimidation.

  • Read this report by Charles Cilliers in full at The Citizen
  • Read too, Uber drivers say they don’t feel safe, at TimesLive

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