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protestSaturday Citizen reports that hundreds of Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) students as well as Taxify and Uber drivers marched through the streets of Pretoria on Friday to the site where young Taxify driver Siyabonga Ngcobo’s body was found burnt beyond recognition in the boot of a car.  

It has been over a week since the brutal murder and his killers have not yet been arrested.  Ngcobo, a fourth-year student at TUT, was attacked last Friday by a group of people when he picked up a commuter in Arcadia.  His passenger was pulled out of the car and he was thrown in the boot and the vehicle was set on fire.  Trapped inside, he was burnt beyond recognition.  Drivers were now living in fear, a driver said, as investigations into the violence continued.  As a victim of an attack at OR Tambo International Airport last year, Koketso Lentsoane warned his colleagues to be wary when picking up a passenger, as attackers posed as commuters.  Lentsoane commended Uber for improving its security, but said Taxify needed to put measures in place for driver safety.  “We haven’t seen effort from Taxify.  There is an improvement from Uber, but we need Taxify to up their safety levels,” he stated.

  • Read this report by Rorisang Kgosana in full at The Citizen
  • Read too, Dead Taxify driver’s family devastated, at The Star

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