Uber driver dies af­ter at­tack on ve­hi­cle in South Africa

Kuwait Times - - INTERNATIONAL -

An Uber driver in South Africa died of se­vere burns yes­ter­day af­ter his car was set on fire amid con­cerns about threats from me­tered cab driv­ers who think the ride-hail­ing com­pany is tak­ing their busi­ness. The man was at­tacked last month in the cap­i­tal, Pre­to­ria. Uber has as­signed a team of for­mer law en­force­ment of­fi­cials to help po­lice in­ves­ti­gate the as­sault by a “small group of un­known in­di­vid­u­als,” the com­pany said. “There is no ex­cuse for these vi­o­lent acts,” Uber said. “This vi­o­lence and in­tim­i­da­tion against those who choose to use tech­nol­ogy apps, like Uber, must stop.”

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