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Another Taxify vehicle torched in Pretoria

Two other vehicles were damaged and a driver assaulted during the day in fresh clashes between Uber, Taxify and metered taxi operators.

Just last week at least two Uber and metered taxis were torched in Sandton in a fight between the operators. Picture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Tshwane police say another Taxify vehicle was torched in the capital city on Wednesday night after drivers complained of attacks from metered taxi drivers in the city.

Two other vehicles were damaged and a driver assaulted during the day in fresh clashes between Uber, Taxify and metered taxi operators.

It's the latest in the string of incidents between the rival groups.

Just last week at least two Uber and metered taxis were torched in Sandton in a fight between the operators.

Earlier on Wednesday, the police's Daniel Mavimbela confirmed reports of about eight men roaming the city streets attacking Taxify and Uber drivers.

Mavimbela says the first Taxify vehicle was torched in the afternoon while another was also set alight in Sunnyside last night.

“The driver was loading passengers. He was intimidated by those people. And an unknown number of people set the vehicle on fire.

Witnesses say the driver and passengers escaped when the petrol bomb was thrown.

He says, as a result, a technical response team and public order police were deployed overnight.

“Police have called upon reinforcements. We are investigating another case of malicious damage to property.”

(Edited by Refilwe Thobega)

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