Uber SA has requested an urgent meeting with the Minister of Police and Transport to address the violence against its driver-partners and riders at the Gautrain Stations across Gauteng. This after one of its driver-partners passed away after a brutal attack in Pretoria on the weekend of 10 June 2017.
According to a press release by Uber, the driver was attacked by a small group of unknown individuals and his car was set alight while he was in the vehicle, leading to him sustaining serious injuries.
“We are deeply saddened to learn of this tragic news. Our hearts and thoughts are with his family during this difficult time and we will continue to offer our support. We are assisting the police in their investigation in every way possible,” said Samantha Allenberg, Uber Africa Spokesperson.