Cape Town ride-hailing service driver stabbed to death, leaves wife and children

CoCt executive director of safety and security Richard Bosman confirms a driver was killed on Wednesday.

He tells CapeTalk's Kieno Kammies that Saps is investigating the case.

It just brings to the fore of how careful you have to be. One always thinks one has to be careful when calling a cab, but it seems drivers themselves are becoming targets of violence. It is very concerning.

Richard Bosman, Executive director safety and security - City of Cape Town

The money held on board the vehicles is a target.

It does create an opportunity.

Richard Bosman, Executive director safety and security - City of Cape Town

Callers phoned in suggesting vouchers or other non-cash payments be introduced to reduce this danger.

An Uber driver called in and expressed his sadness at the killing of a fellow ride-hailing service driver.

Caller Camilla, herself a widow with two young children, suggest funds are raised to assist the wife of the murdered driver.

Take a listen:

Listener Sam describes the driver as a wonderful man with two small children, who lived near her home. She says she often used his Uber and expressed her devastation at his death.

We used to have long chats.

Sam, Caller

Take a listen to what she says:


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