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uberTimesLive reports that, following an attack on a driver who allegedly had acid poured on his face and hands by a male passenger on Sunday morning, Uber SA has been accused of not valuing the safety of its drivers.  

The attack occurred in Northcliff‚ Johannesburg‚ and the 51-year-old driver sustained critical burn wounds.  Uber Drivers Movement spokesman Zweli Ngwenya said on Monday:  “We have been pleading with Uber to revisit the cash trip system or to improve its rider verification process but the company continues to ignore our requests.  Drivers are being hijacked and assaulted while Uber behaves as if a life of a driver is not important or it can be replaced.”  Uber SA said the attack was “deeply upsetting” and it was investigating the matter.  The service refused to further comment on the matter or respond to the accusations made by the drivers’ movement‚ saying it would release a statement on Tuesday.  Meantime, police have opened a case of hijacking and attempted murder.  No arrest has been made.

  • Read this report by Bafana Nzimande in full at TimesLive
  • Read too, Gauteng police concerned about attacks on Uber drivers, at SABC News
  • And also, Two arrested for trying to hijack Uber driver in Johannesburg, at EWN


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