Uber, Taxify drivers vow to continue strike action

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Uber/Taxify drivers say they will not be deterred from highlighting their plight. This after they found Uber offices closed as they attempted to deliver a memorandum of grievances in Garsfontein in Pretoria on Tuesday afternoon.

Scores of drivers have shut down their operations nationally.

They’re demanding that the mother company, E-hailing, increase their fare price due to fuel hikes that are killing their profits.

One of the march organisers, Chris Ravhuhali, says their members are being ill treated and intimidated by rival operators.

Ravhuhali says they’ve so far lost seven members in violent attacks.

“These are the issues that we’ve been engaging with the mother body and government. The justice system has been so reluctant, ignorant and arrogant towards what we’ve been saying to them. We’ve lost seven lives, and the is not a single case where a breakthrough was made.”

“No single arrest and no feedback as to how far they are with the investigations,” adds Ravhuhali.