An Uber vehicle was reportedly set alight by angry meter taxi operators on Thursday, 30 March 2017
JOHANNESBURG - An Uber vehicle was reportedly set alight by metered taxi drivers on Thursday.
The most recent action comes after the latter blocked highways in Ekurhuleni in protest overthe app-based driver service.
Police were on scene to investigate the incident.
Taxi drivers burning Uber taxis earlier on Sandton Drive. SAPS and fire brigade on scene. pic.twitter.com/AFpLfxysSn— Sandton Central (@SandtonCentral) March 30, 2017
Uber and metered taxi drivers have clashed repeatedly since in the introduction of the service nationally.
The regulation and legalisation of Uber drivers in the country has been called 'swine flu' by taxi associations.