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uberNews24 reports that a scheduled feedback session for Uber drivers fearing for their safety took a wrong turn on Tuesday when the company called security, resulting in a standoff outside the Uber offices near the Cape Town International Airport.  

Driver Zuko Tyaleashe said the group of less than 20 contractors "came in peace", wanting to discuss their safety concerns with the company after the murder of an Uber driver in Belhar just over a week ago.  "They told us to come this week.  When we did and asked to talk to them, they refused to come and speak to us.  Instead they phoned security who surrounded us with guns.  They even phoned the police when we did nothing illegal.  We didn't even sing!" said Tyaleashe.  When asked if Uber had refused to engage with drivers and had sent security out instead, Uber spokesperson Samantha Allenberg said the company was "always willing to engage with drivers on an independent basis through the approved support channels".

  • Read this report by Tammy Petersen in full at News24

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