The dangers of e-hailing apps like Uber and Bolt have recently come under the spotlight after etv current affairs programme Checkpoint aired an episode that shocked many South Africans

During the exposé, journalists spoke to a number of app users who shared their harrowing experiences of being robbed, assaulted and even raped by drivers who are registered with the app.

And it seems celebrities are not immune to safety risks either; The Bachelor SA season one contestant Mbali Mkhize has also used the opportunity to speak out about her own scary experience – and lucky escape!

The fashion blogger and influencer recently revealed that an Uber driver once threatened to rape her during a trip from hell!

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She tweeted: “I’m asking my Uber driver what route is he using…Then he responds “I’m taking you to a bush so I can rape you””.

Following the driver’s shocking admission, Mbali used her quick wit and decided to jump out of the car and flee at a busy intersection.

Mbali admitted the incident left her traumatised and confused, especially after the driver laughed off her fears by claiming he was “joking”…

She also revealed the name of the driver and registration number of the car that had picked her up.

Uber caught wind of her tweets and promised to follow up with a full investigation.

Meanwhile tweeps have been sharing advice on how to avoid potentially dangerous situations whilst using the app.

Take a look at their wise words…


You can also watch the full Checkpoint episode below to find out more about how to stay safe…