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South African Uber and Metered Taxi Wars: Cars Torched

Uber drivers fight back after a long streak of violence against them by metered taxi drivers.

At least three cars were burned down in Sandton, Johannesburg last night in the long-running metered taxi and Uber war. The Citizen reports that two of the cars are believed to belong to Uber drivers. Uber drivers are reported by EWN to have started attacking stationary metered taxi cars in retaliation.


Metered taxi drivers in South Africa have been feeling threatened by the success of Uber in the country, leading to them resorting to violence, especially in Johannesburg and Pretoria. They feel the American company is stealing their customers as Uber fares are lower than those of traditional metered taxis.

Earlier this year, an Uber driver died after he suffered burn injuries when his car was burnt down allegedly by metered taxi drivers.

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B3nchMarQ Shares The Music Video For 'New Friend$' Featuring A-Reece

South African hip-hop duo B3nchmarQ's new visuals for the single 'New Friend', featuring A-Reece, are a depiction of the quintessential boys' night out.

South African rap duo B3nchMarQ has officially released their music video for New Friend$ featuring A-Reece. The single comes off their recently released 18-track offering Power Trip Album which dropped in March 2021. The visuals for New Friend$ are a montage of a chilled night out with the entourage and were shot in Pretoria, A-Reece and B3nchMarQ's hometown.

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