Police in Gqeberha, in Eastern Cape, have continued to call for calm amid the tensions between the taxi and e-hailing services in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro.
This is after an e-hailing driver opened a case of intimidation at the Mount Road Police Station on Saturday morning.
According to police reports, a taxi driver threatened the e-hail driver for taking their commuters. Police Spokesperson, Priscilla Naidu says the situation between the taxi drivers and the e-hailing services is still tense. They have increased police visibility in the Metro.
“The situation between the taxi drivers and the e-hailing services is still tense. On Thursday, 26 August, a meeting was held between the Ncedo taxi operators and Uber , Bolt and other e-hailing services. It was temporarily agreed that the e-hailing drivers will just drop off in Ring Road and do their pick-ups near The Acres shopping complex,” says Naidu.
Naidu says a follow-up meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, 31 August 2021, between the parties concerned.
“Police have increased patrols around this area to monitor the situation,” adds Naidu.