South Africans were left shook over an Uber driver demanding a whopping R1700 for a forgotten phone.
Taking to social media, Tshifhango Shumani explained how an Uber driver was demanding ransom for the Apple iPhone he forgot in the car.
“Lost my phone in an uber and driver demanding R1700 @Uber_RSA . The guy even took the pic of the phone and drove past in the morning ,didn't give me the phone coz I did not have cash,” he started off the post.
Shumani added he went to the police, but they allegedly told him he did not have a case.
The post left social media users gobsmacked, and soon the tweets came streaming in.
“He's even holding it like he's tryna sell it on Gumtree. Unbelievable,” Thulasizwe (@Thula_Clements) commented.
Tweeps soon instructed Shumani to call the Uber driver, and once he shows up, he and his friends should jump him.
The post sparked a reaction from Uber South Africa, who vowed to probe the issue. However, after failing to come back to Shumani, tweeps roasted the transport company’s service.
Some tweeps added they never experience such issues when using taxis.
Nasiphi Mazaleni, who goes by the Twitter handle @MazaleniNasiphi, wrote: “Not taxi drivers. I once left my laptop in a taxi, 2 days later the driver still had the laptop and he didn't demand a cent.”
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