Bolt driver stabs two young women, found injured in Table View

Cape Town: Two young women were left injured after a Bolt Driver allegedly stabbed them in Table View. The anti-gender-based violence movement, Keep the Energy’s Michael van Niekerk said that the suspect attacked the passengers on May 04, 2024.

Michael van Niekerk said that the driver refused to drop the passengers off at their destination. He further said that a bolt driver stabbed two female passengers on Saturday in Table View.

As per the sources, the driver allegedly refused to drop the ground of friends at their requested location, he then allegedly started hitting the person in the passenger seat, a fight erupted, the car stopped and the group of friends ran away.

Photograph from the crime spot, two women who were stabbed by the Bolt Driver in Table View, Cape Town
Photograph from the crime spot, two women who were stabbed by the Bolt Driver in Table View, Cape Town

“The driver then allegedly ran after them and stabbed two of the women, and were concerned about the attacks on them,” said Van Niekerk.

Reportedly, at Keep The Energy, they are incredibly concerned about the incident and how frequently Bolt drivers attacked and assaulted customers. The more worrying thing was that it seems as if Bolt it is not doing much to prevent it.

Public Relations Manager of Bolt – Sandra Buyole said that Bolt was deeply disturbed by the incident involving one of its drivers who allegedly assaulted two female riders.

Buyole said that they are regarded with such to conduct as completely unacceptable. He further confirmed that their team reached out to the riders to offer support and find out what support they require to include face-to-face counselling.

“Our Customer Support Team Lead for Safety will also be travelling to Cape Town to pay a courtesy visit to express sympathy over the incident,” said PR Manager Buyole.

Photograph from the crime spot, one of two women who were stabbed by the Bolt Driver in Table View, Cape Town
Photograph from the crime spot, one of two women who were stabbed by the Bolt Driver in Table View, Cape Town

He further declared that upon learning about the incident, Bolt immediately took the action to block the driver from the platform while a thorough investigation is conducted.

Moreover, the safety and well-being of the riders is the top-most priority and there is no need to tolerate any behaviour that compromises their safety and security.

PR Manager Sandra Buyole further stated that Bolt has always and will always condemn every instance of violence, no matter where or when it takes place as it betrays everyone’s hope of safe, secure South Africa, where everyone can move around freely and no matter what their location is or the time of day or night.

“We take the safety of passengers and drivers that use the platform very seriously and have zero tolerance for any violence that happens during or around a ride made possible by our platform,” said Buyole.

He added, “We are fully co-operating with local authorities in their investigation of the incident and will take all necessary steps to prevent such occurrences in the future.

“Bolt will remain committed to provide a safe and reliable transport option for all our users,” assured Public Relations Manager of Bolt – Sandra Buyole.