Uber drivers strike near Zoo Lake in Johannesburg. Image via @NonsindisSibeko on Twitter.
CAPE TOWN - A group of taxi drivers that use app-based platforms such as Uber have been accused of pulling over fellow drivers in Johannesburg, in order to protest. 

Divers from Uber are protesting the fact that fares have remained the same even though there has been a VAT increase and a massive petrol price hike. 

According to Business Day police in Johannesburg are at the scene. 

Uber said in June that despite the steep petrol price increase the " fares will not be adjusted at this time". 

The petrol price increased in June to  R15.54 for 93 octane  and R15.79 for 95 octane. The price of Diesel hit R14.19.

This was a 5% increase.