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Uber taxi drivers assaulted, vehicle set alight

An Uber vehicle was set alight and two drivers were attacked on the streets of Sunnyside in Pretoria on Wednesday evening, police have confirmed to.

Police Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said the two Uber drivers were assaulted by unknown suspects.uber2uber

“One of the drivers was immediately taken to hospital. Police are in the search for suspects. Police have opened a case of malicious damage to property and assault.”

Dlamini could not, however, confirm whether the suspects were part of the ongoing war between Uber drivers and metered taxi drivers.

Uber drivers have in past claimed to be fielding threats from metered taxi drivers.

Several Uber drivers have allegedly been assaulted by metered taxi drivers in the past months.

It is alleged that a metered taxi strike is planned for Thursday morning.

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