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Uber drivers attacked by metered taxi drivers

Three cars were set alight in Sandton in a suspected incident related to the ongoing fight between metered taxis and ride-sharing app, Uber. The police found three cars that were set alight and one car that the back window was damaged. Preliminary investigation revealed that two of the burnt cars belong to Uber and the third one a belong to the metered taxi. All the drivers of the cars escaped unharmed.

Provincial spokesperson Captain Mavela Masondo said: “It is suspected that the incident is related to the ongoing fight between the metered taxis and the Ubers. The situation is under control and back to normal at the moment and police investigation is continuing. Police presence has been intensified to continue monitoring the situation.”

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