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Metered taxi operators fear more violence over Uber

This comes after some drivers closed off a CT road & forced passengers out of Uber cars.

Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Some metered taxi operators fear animosities between them and Uber partners in Cape Town could lead to more violence.

This comes after some taxi drivers closed off the road leading to Cape Town International Airport and forced passengers out of Uber cars.

They have blamed the City of Cape Town and the Western Cape government, saying they have allowed "Uber partners" to operate on different regulations to conventional taxi operators.

Sport Taxi and Rikkis Cabs managing director Ayub Baker says government has to stop favouring Uber.

"Uber is telling the government that they are working on their platforms solely on e-hailing, using card payments but they are not. They are operating on the conventional taxi market. These drivers are double-dipping, they are operating on Uber and on the normal taxi market."

Uber has been unavailable for comment.

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