ICYMI: WATCH – Uber and meter taxi drivers scuffle at Mall of Africa

 

Violence broke out between Uber and meter taxi drivers on 30 July at the Mall of Africa.

Johann Fourie, general manager of the Mall of Africa said, “Management can confirm that an altercation took place between Uber taxi drivers and metered taxi drivers. While no one was injured and the matter has been resolved between the two parties, we are deeply concerned about the nature of the incident given ongoing tensions between both groups.

“The safety and security of tenants and customers are of paramount importance to us and we are working proactively with the police, Uber and the taxi associations to put measures in place to avoid a potential re-occurrence.”

There was a video of the altercation making the rounds on social media showing police officials standing by doing nothing as the fight between drivers proceeded.

Midrand police spokesperson Warrant Officer Mmakgomo Semono. Photo: Welisa Nene

Warrant Officer Mmakgomo Semono, the spokesperson for Midrand Police Station, said one of the police officers has been identified and has submitted a statement of what happened on the day and why they were not doing their expected duties. The official will be a facing disciplinary hearing regarding his conduct, he said.

“The video was not clear, therefore, investigations are is still on for the remaining unknown number of officials who were present during the altercations. The identified officials were captured on camera entering the parking area of the mall,” said Semono.

Details: Midrand Police Station 011 347 1600/26.

What is your take on the scuffles between Uber and meter taxis, and what can both organisations and government do to bring an end to this? Tweet @MidrandReporter

 

Footage at Mall of AfricaViolence between Uber and Metered taxis!Questions being raised at the SAPS members, standing around doing nothing!

Posted by Intelligence Bureau SA on Monday, 31 July 2017

 

 

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