JOHANNESBURG – Uber says South Africa’s authorities should do extra to forestall taxi driver violence after at the least one car utilizing the journey-hailing app was set on hearth.
South African transport minister Joe Maswanganyi on Friday denounced the clashes a day earlier between metered taxi drivers and rivals who use the Uber app in Johannesburg’s upscale Sandton district.
Police say two Uber-linked automobiles have been set on hearth. Uber confirms that one of many automobiles was registered to use its app and that the driver was “not seriously injured.”
South African media quote authorities as saying some drivers utilizing the Uber app retaliated by throwing stones, and police fired rubber bullets to restore order.