Mbali Mkhize announces through Twitter that she is threatened with rape

Mbali Mkhize announces through Twitter that she is threatened with rape

Social media influencer, Mbali Mkhize found herself during a scary situation today, 2 October 2020, after her Uber driver threatened to rape her.

Mbali Mkhize announces through Twitter that she is threatened with rape

With over 81 thousand followers on Twitter, the sweetness blogger thought fast and commenced live-tweeting all that had transpired.

Her first tweet was posted at 2:18 pm which stated, “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 I’m getting to leap out of this car!!!”, approximately 10 minutes later she updated her followers with, “We approaching a busy road. I’m getting to get down and run. I’m safe”.

Thousands of individuals began panicking on social media and urged her to tell them of the driver’s name and number plate. With an awesome response, her tweets hit the trending page, causing more people to become conscious of what was happening. After the consistent messages questioning if she was actually okay. After about an hour Mbali responded with, “I got out the car and began crying, and that I just ran. I didn’t need to but I’m losing my mind. I will be able to never deem granted what a tweet can do, once you not safe.”

Uber South Africa issued a press release regarding the incident, stating, “Hello there, we are extremely concerned to listen to about this. Please send us the telephone number linked to your Uber account during a DM alongside more details regarding what happened and therefore the driver-partners name in order that we will make things right. “

After the general public began insisting that Uber do quite just tweet about things, the transportation app updated Tweeps with, “Hello there, we’ve reached bent the reporter and we’ll take the needed actions to resolve this issue ASAP. Appreciate your flagging this to us. We understand you’re frustrated. Please know that we work on taking the needful actions with the driver-partners who violate our terms and conditions, which can reach in some cases fully rejecting them from the app.”
Mbali Mkhize announces through Twitter that she is threatened with rape
With the increasing number of gender-based violence incidents that have taken place within the country throughout 2020, South Africans didn’t take Mbali’s situation lightly. Many praised her for using her platform as a tool to urge help and offered her their gratitude knowing that she was safe.