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uberTimesLive reports that Sandton city streets resembled a war zone on Thursday evening as Uber taxi drivers embarked on a rampage.  

This seemingly took place to avenge an attack on two of their fellow drivers‚ whose vehicles had been petrol-bombed, allegedly by metered taxi drivers.  Apparently the drivers were removed from their cars beforehand.  One meter taxi was also set alight.  Police blocked off roads outside the Gautrain station as they tried to contain the feud between the metered taxi drivers and the Uber taxi drivers.  The area was a no-go zone as people believed to be taxi drivers were openly carrying guns and petrol bombs.  Hotels also called in extra security as Uber drivers went to the Gautrain station and nearby hotels in search of metered taxi drivers.  Police were overwhelmed and had to call on reinforcements to contain an escalating situation.

  • Read this report by Graeme Hosken in full at BusinessLive
  • Read too, Uber condemns Sandton taxi violence, at BusinessLive

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