A compromise agreement has been reached between ride hailing drivers and taxi drivers following violence over customers in the last few days.
E-hailing drivers, including Uber and Bolt, have been banned from dropping off or picking up passengers inside malls in Soweto for a period of three months.
This ban follows violent activities over the past few days which saw some Bolt and Uber vehicles burnt by taxi drivers who accused the operators of stealing their customers in the malls. The ban was introduced as a form of a ceasefire agreement between the taxi operators and ride-hailing drivers.
“Whether the solution is the best now is uncertain, but it is a solution nonetheless. At the end of the day, we must try something to ensure the safety of the community and us,” said Vhatuka Mbelengwa, national spokesperson for the South African E-hailing Association.
The discussions between the e-hailing association and the Soweto Taxi Services (STS) were facilitated by the…