The “brutality” of the incident left Ingrid Kok shaken. She said that while it was the first time someone had been beaten up in front of her, she had been witnessing threats against Taxify drivers for almost two months.
According to Kok, she and her colleagues had knocked off from a late shift on Friday last week when they called Taxify to take them home. She said she had noticed in the past that some men tended to loiter at the entrances of Cresta Mall, using different vehicles and throwing people out of their requested vehicles, allegedly forcing them to accept transport at higher prices.
On this day, Kok said, five unidentified men threatened them and forcefully removed them from the vehicle.
She said they took the driver’s cellphone, beat him up and told him to leave before they “finish him up”.