This came as scores of women came on Twitter to tell of their horrific experiences while using the e-hailing service, the report said.

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According to one victim, Reabetswe Sehulare, who was allegedly raped by one of the company’s drivers, Bolt did not address her complaint or account for the driver, who they claimed was not registered with the company.

According to IOL, there are many people online who rent out their Bolt profiles for a fee. This trend has come to light as a result of the numerous criminal activities allegedly committed by Bolt drivers, particularly those targeting female passengers.

An online petition against Bolt has been created and is being circulated on social media, demanding that the e-hailing service improve its driver vetting.

So far, the petition has garnered over 100 000 signatures and counting.

Bolt itself has maintained that it takes accusations of sexual harassment towards e-hailing passengers very seriously.

“When a serious allegation is made against a driver, such as sexual assault, Bolt immediately blocks the driver’s account,” The citizen quoted Bolt’s regional manager Gareth Taylor as saying.

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Compiled by Sinothando Siyolo