17 September 2018

South Africa: Man in Airport Parking Row With Uber Driver Dies

An elderly man who was caught up in a row over parking at OR Tambo International Airport (ORTIA) has died, police confirmed on Monday.

"The 71-year-old in the ORTIA assault incident has succumbed to his injuries yesterday [Sunday]," said police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Katlego Mogale.

"It it is probable that the charge will be changed after the detective returns from court this morning," she said.

The elderly man became involved in a row of parking with an Uber driver at ORTIA on Sunday September 9 and was injured when the argument escalated.

Police spokesperson Brigadier Vish Naidoo said the driver was initially arrested for assault, and then when the severity of the old man's injuries became evident, the charge was changed to attempted murder.

The driver was held in custody and is expected to apply for bail in the Kempton Park Magistrate's Court on Monday.

Comment from Uber and the airport's spokespeople was not immediately available.

Uber spokesperson Samantha Allenberg said last week the driver had been removed from the ride-sharing app.

Source: News24

South Africa

Omotoso's Port Elizabeth Church Shut Down Over Zoning Issue

The Port Elizabeth branch of the Jesus Dominion International church has been temporarily shut down by the municipality… Read more »

See What Everyone is Watching

Copyright © 2018 News24Wire. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 700 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.