Enraged cab drivers chase down MEC at Uber partnership launch

2016-05-16 12:47

Johannesburg – Police had to be called on Monday to save Gauteng Transport MEC Ismail Vadi from a group of metered taxi drivers who apparently tried to assault him as he launched the process of issuing operating licences to Uber driver partners.

Chaos erupted when the group of about 20 taxi drivers demanded to know why the MEC was endorsing Uber, according to reports from the scene.  

Videos on social media showed the group chasing Vadi through the halls of the provincial department building. The group also assaulted an Uber driver, Jacaranda FM reported.

Police arrived about five minutes after being called. By that point the taxi drivers had sat down inside the building and demanded to meet with Vadi and Premier David Makhura.

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