Maswanganyi denounces violence between Uber and meter taxi drivers


Lindelani Mashau was in his car when it was torched outside Loftus Versveld in Pretoria five weeks ago.

JOHANNESBURG – The Minister of Transport, Joe Maswanganyi has denounced the violent attacks involving Meter Taxi Association and Uber drivers.

This comes after an Uber driver died after suffering serious burn wounds when his car was set alight, allegedly by meter taxi drivers.

“This kind of behaviour which breeds intimidation and anarchy stands condemned and should not be allowed in our public transport system and our country in general” said Maswanganyi.

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The transport department said Maswanganyi will soon be meeting the Meter Taxi Association as well as Uber Management.

“Minister Maswanganyi passes his condolences to the families and friends of those who lost their loved once as a result of this violence and wishes good health and a speedy recovery to those recovering in hospital and at home,” Department of Transport spokesperson, Ishmael Mnisi said.