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Two Uber vehicles torched during meter taxi strike

Picture Credit: inbatmania.com
Picture Credit: inbatmania.com

Two Uber vehicles were on Friday set alight during a meter taxi and truck strike on roads to OR Tambo International Airport.

“Two Uber vehicles were burned in the road parallel to Isando [in Ekurhuleni]‚” said police spokesperson Lungelo Dlamini.

Dlamini said 99 people were arrested during the strike.

“We believe they are taxi drivers‚ but we can only confirm that as we continue with the investigation. They will have to tell the court what they were doing where they were arrested.”

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They will appear in the Kempton Park Magistrate’s Court on Saturday on a charge of public violence.

“More charges can be added when they all appear in court‚” Dlamini said.

Earlier‚ Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department spokesperson Kabeli Mokheseng said 25 cars were impounded during the strike for obstructing the R24 and R21 freeways.