Alarm has been raised over the chain of attacks on public transport providers, including e-hailing services.
The most recent incident happened in Brooklyn on Wednesday night when a man believed to be an Uber driver, was stabbed to death in his vehicle.
According to Police spokesperson, Andre Traut the man was stabbed after an apparent altercation.
Uber could not confirm the incident and said it was investigating whether the man was their driver.
At the weekend, Robin Mark Dreyden, a Bolt (formerly Taxify) driver, was buried. He was killed last week in Langa.
In another incident on Tuesday, a Bolt driver was rescued from an attempted hijacking in Table View.
Bolt has condemned any form of violence against ride-hailing drivers and passengers.
Gareth Taylor, Bolt country manager said: “Every South African has the right to earn a living and move around without risk of harm, intimidation or coercion, or fear of death or injury.”
Taylor added that Bolt was constantly seeking for ways to improve the safety of its drivers and passengers.
Bolt has an in-app integrated SOS emergency button that shares the driver’s details and location with Namola’s 24/7 call centre, when activated.
The feature allows the driver to call for the rapid deployment of private security and emergency services, in addition to the initial capability of connecting with police, ambulance and fire services.”
Cape Town’s mayoral committee member for Safety and Security, JP Smith, said the attacks are happening to other forms of public transport as well.
“Uber gets a lot of attention, but it happens on all public transport. We’ve just finished meeting with Golden Arrow and it’s happening on trains.”
Last week, Golden Arrow offered a R50 000 reward for information that could lead to the capture of three men who robbed passengers at gunpoint on a bus en route to Mitchells Plain.