Uber plays down driver strike reports


Internet ride-sharing service Uber says reports about 200 of its partner drivers striking in Cape Town are exaggerated.

Reports emerged on Wednesday night saying that about 200 Uber drivers stopped working and marched toward the company’s Greenpoint office in the Cape Town to protest the company’s winter price cuts.

Uber on Wednesday announced that it plans cutting its UberX fares by up to 20% in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town to boost demand during the quieter winter period.

But Alon Lits, Uber’s GM for sub-Saharan Africa, said at a media briefing on Thursday that only about 50 partner-drivers headed to the Greenpoint office.
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