Uber driver dies after fire attack
AN UBER driver has died after he was attacked and set alight in his car in Pretoria last month.
“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 Uber Africa spokesman Samantha Allenberg.
The driver was brutally attacked on June 10 in Sunnyside.
“This incident is deeply upsetting to all of us at Uber. This driver-partner is a part of our community. We have a team of former lawenforcement professionals who are working with the
‘ We are deeply saddened to learn of this tragic news
police to support their investigation‚” Allenberg said.
She said the security response teams the company had hired would continue to provide additional security support to drivers.
Zweli Ngwenya‚ spokesman for The Movement‚ formed by Uber drivers worried about their safety‚ said the driver from Tembisa in Ekurhuleni died early yesterday.
“It is difficult and heartbreaking to lose somebody you have worked with. We are still in shock and we still have to meet his family‚” he said.