Vehicle damaged in taxi violence near Hatfield Gautrain Station
Police are investigating yet another case of violence between Uber and metered taxi drivers, this time near the Hatfield Gautrain Station.
JOHANNESBURG - Police are investigating yet another case of violence between Uber and metered taxi drivers, this time near the Hatfield Gautrain Station.
A car was damaged and its windscreens smashed during Tuesday’s clashes.
Last week, three cars belonging to the public transport operators were torched near the Sandton Gautrain Station during a turf war between Uber and metered taxi drivers.
The police’s Kay Makhubele: “A case of malicious damage to property and intimidation was opened. So far, we’re continuing monitoring the area, no one has been arrested yet.”
Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi has warned e-hailing service partners and metered taxi drivers that the government will not tolerate lawlessness.
Maswanganyi visited the Sandton Gautrain Station on Monday.
The minister was joined by acting Transport MEC Nandi Mayathula-Khoza and Community Safety MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane.
He met and interacted with taxi operators in Sandton who didn’t hold back in telling the minister their grievances.
Maswanganyi has once again condemned last Thursday’s violent clashes between e-hailing service drivers and metered taxi drivers, saying that government will not tolerate those who take the law into their own hands.
Additional reporting Thando Kubheka.
(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)