Taxi association members attack

Taxi association members attack Bolt vehicle. Picture: X/Fotor.

WATCH: Taxi association members ATTACK e-hailing vehicle

A video has emerged of a brazen taxi association members attack on a Bolt e-hailing vehicle in Gauteng. Watch it HERE.

Taxi association members attack

Taxi association members attack Bolt vehicle. Picture: X/Fotor.

The video of alleged taxi association members attacking an e-hailing vehicle was posted by Yusuf Abramjee on X. You can view the full video HERE:


In the video you’ll see alleged taxi association members throwing a rock through the window of an unoccupied Bolt vehicle. A second taxi association member then slashes its tyres, pulls at the vehicle’s window frames, smashes the side window with a pipe and kicks in the doors and bumpers.

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This is yet another brazen example of the ongoing violence between taxi association members and e-hailing drivers. It should be noted that a large number of Bolt vehicles – the same compact, Indian-built Bajaj Qutes as seen in this video – were recently impounded in Gauteng.


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Remnants of the Maponya Mall attack. Photo: Twitter/@tndaba.

Earlier in the year, Bolt suspended operations at certain pick-up points at the Maponya Mall in Soweto to ensure the safety of their drivers and passengers after repeated clashes with taxi association drivers. In that incident, two vehicles were set alight after taxi drivers allegedly launched an assault on Uber and Bolt drivers.

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A spokesperson for Bolt, regional manager for Southern Africa, Takura Malaba, said in a statement after the attacks: “Bolt does not compete with regular metered taxis. SA public transport has multiple modes, and Bolt acts as an important component of multimodal transport.”


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Photo by Gallo Images / Netwerk24 / Jaco Marais.

A spokesperson for the South African E-Hailing Association, Vhatuka Mbelengwa, said the on-going violence was the latest instalment in a decade-long war, talking to Newzroom Afrika. “Expect more eruptions like this all over the country. The frustration of the transportation industry, the taxi industry is going to gain expression through such acts over the next few weeks,” concluded Mbelengwa.

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