Fears Uber, meter taxi violence could hurt tourism

Three cars were set alight during clashes in Sandton last week.

A screengrab shows a car torched during clashes between Uber and meter taxi drivers on 7 September 2017. Picture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Tourism Minister Tokozile Xasa has slammed ongoing violence between metered taxi and Uber drivers.

Three cars were set alight during clashes in Sandton last week.

Xasa's office fears the long-standing dispute between metered taxi operators and Uber could impact tourism.

The minister's spokesperson Mahlodi Muofhe shared the concerns.

“Tourists have a wide choice of destinations. The minister is doing her best to attract tourists to grow our economy.”

WATCH: Vehicles torched as Uber operators, metered taxis drivers clash

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)