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For South African activist Sechaba Lehana, this week’s slew of Uber leaks confirmed his worst fears: the taxi app knew full well the risks that drivers ran and put its profits before their well-being.

The mass of emails, memos and presentations revealed by the Guardian — spanning four years and 40 countries — showed that Uber knowingly flouted laws, duped police and exploited violence against vulnerable drivers as it lobbied governments for access.

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