Take a stand against the intimidation and violence directed at Uber driver-partners.
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Like all South Africans, driver-partners using the Uber app want to exercise their freedom to do their jobs and earn a living for their families without fear of intimidation and violence. However, the authorities and regulators whose responsibility it is to protect the citizens of this country and their consumer choice, are not taking firm enough action against violent criminals, and the violence against drivers choosing technology apps such as Uber continues unabated.
We continue to do all we can to assist in preventing incidents, spending millions of rands on private security for driver-partners. However, we are not law enforcement, and government and police need to step in and take a stronger stand to end this violence and intimidation against those bringing progress and choice in the industry.
Despite a number of discussions with regulators and policy makers, most recently with the Police Ministry on 27 July 2017, there has been over 200 recorded incidents against driver-partners since the July meetings, and still no meaningful interventions or arrests have been made.
The Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi and Police Minister Fikile Mbalula have made a number of statements that they denounced acts of violence, torching of vehicles and intimidation. However little has been done to stop this criminal activity, and some metered taxi operators continue their violent acts in an effort to dictate how the citizens of Johannesburg choose to move around their city.
Please sign the petition, share it on Facebook and make your voice heard. Tell Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi and Police Minister Fikile Mbalula that they need to work for the citizens of this country and ensure driver-partners can continue to earn a living without fear and consumers can choose who they travel with!
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