Uber driver hijacked in Pretoria

Uber driver hijacked, assaulted

An Uber driver has been hijacked and assaulted in Pretoria this afternoon. 

Uber fire
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Police spokesperson Mavela Masondo says the Uber driver was later thrown out of his vehicle in Hatfield. 

"We can confirm an Uber driver was hijacked in Sunnyside, allegedly by a group of men. They drove with him and then threw him out of the vehicle in Hatfield. He had been assaulted," Masondo confirms.

Police suspect the hijacking could be linked to the ongoing battle between Uber and meter taxi drivers.

The car was later found abandoned in Hatfield after it was set alight.

The driver was taken to the nearest police station by a group of people who had come to his aid.

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