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E-hailing drivers threaten further protests over industry regulation

Drivers launched into a two-day strike final week demanding an finish to what they labelled exploitation by e-hailing service Bolt.

FILE: Bolt and Uber drivers blocked the N1 driving to the top workplaces of each firms in Marlboro at hand over their memorandum on 20 February 2020. Picture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG – E-hailing drivers are threatening contemporary protests throughout the nation.



Drivers launched into a two-day strike final week demanding an finish to what they labelled exploitation by e-hailing service Bolt. They are additionally demanding that the industry be regulated.

Last Week, drivers took to the streets marching to Bolt’s workplaces in Bryanston.

They claimed the e-hailing operator gave an endeavor to unblock drivers who have been barred from the app. But now it appeared that the agency had failed to satisfy its promise.

The drivers’ spokesperson Vathuka Mbelengwa mentioned: “As long as drivers are being blocked, abused, exploited, victimised, and are not given a right to reply, it can no longer be business as usual for Bolt and Uber.”

He mentioned they’d return to the streets.

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