Taxify driver burnt to death in Pretoria was only 21 - The Movement

Pretoria police are investigating the murder of a driver for the ride-hailing service, Taxify, after his burnt body was found in the boot of a vehicle on Thursday.

Siyabonga Ngcobo was reportedly responding to a rider's request for a lift from Arcadia just before midnight when he was attacked by a group of men.

Co-founder of drivers' organisation The Movement, Teresa Munchik, says Ngcobo had been working for Taxify for only a week.

This is a boy of 21 years old and he had only been on the platform for a week.

Teresa Munchik, co-founder of drivers' organisation The Movement

She says the case may be related to conflicts between metered taxi drivers and ride-hailing services like Taxify and Uber.

From all we do know, everything does point toward the metered taxis. We are also calling for calm. Uber drivers and Taxify drivers are obviously really angry and we just don't want to inflame the situation.

Teresa Munchik, co-founder of drivers' organisation The Movement

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