Police warn Uber and Taxify taxi drivers about robberies

KWAMASHU - Kwamashu SAPS are warning Uber and Taxify taxis to be on high alert when driving in the area and surrounding areas following a number of robberies reported over the weekend, where criminals pretend to be clients wanting transport from certain spots to their requested destination around Kwamashu. Unsuspecting drivers are then robbed of their belongings and vehicles.

Recently, on 19 May 2019 at 05:00, a 30-year-old driver was robbed at a gunpoint while he was picking up a passenger in K 26 Seme Road during which suspects took his cellphones and dropped him off at J section.

The second incident occurred also on 19 May 2019 at 22:15, where a 25-year-old driver was requested to drop off passengers in C section Mpangeni Road, where, upon his arrival, he was approached by two suspects who pointed him with firearms and was moved from the driver s' seat and shoved at the back seat and they also took his cellphone. The suspects drove with him until he was dropped off at the bushes towards J section. Cases of carjacking are being investigated.

Source: South African Police Service