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News24 was sent this video of Uber users being intimidated by meter taxi drivers outside Gautrain station in Sandton while trying to catch an Uber on Monday. Watch.
After spending a weekend away in Cape Town, married couple Kerri Lehmann and Lauren-Lee Poultney had caught the Gautrain from OR Tambo International Airport to Sandton and were getting ready for the final journey home when the ordeal began.
When they attempted to put their luggage in the boot of the Uber car, Lehmann said a group of meter-taxi drivers got up and some of them started hitting the car with their hands. “They wouldn’t let me put my bags in the car,” said Lehmann.
The couple said the group then started chasing them up the road, which is when things started getting aggressive.
Kerry Lehmann took out her cellphone to film the ordeal, where one man is seen trying to knock it out her hand.
This is not the first incident at this station and Uber has even implemented an in-app alert for users, advising them to meet their drivers inside the station at the drop-off and go area or short-term parking.
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