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Uber driver targeted in Pretoria petrol bomb attack dies

The movement says he was targeted during an ongoing turf war between Uber and meter taxi drivers.

FILE: An Uber operator's vehicle following an attack in Pretoria on 21 June. Picture: Facebook.com

JOHANNESBURG – The Uber Drivers’ Movement says one of its drivers has died after suffering serious burn wounds when his car was set alight, allegedly by meter taxi operators.

Lindelani Mashau was in his car when it was petrol bombed last month in Pretoria.

He was in ICU for several weeks and succumbed to his injuries on Monday morning.

The movement says he was targeted during an ongoing turf war between Uber and meter taxi drivers.

Founder Teresa Munchick says that Police Minister Fikile Mbalula needs to intervene.

“We just feel it got to a stage that it’s a human right issue and anywhere else in the world if this kind of stuff was going on it would be international news.

“For some reason, we don’t feel like we’ve got the backing of the authorities on this at all.”

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