Driver in court for Stander's death

2013-03-22 19:15
Burry Stander (Picture: Ian Carbutt)

Burry Stander (Picture: Ian Carbutt)

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Johannesburg - A minibus taxi driver in a crash that killed mountain bike ace Burry Stander appeared in the Port Shepstone Magistrate's Court on Friday, the National Prosecuting Authority said.

The culpable homicide case against Njabulo Nyawose was postponed for further investigation, NPA spokesperson Natasha Ramkisson said.

"We are waiting for outstanding investigations to be completed. Once those are completed then we can continue with the trial."

He would be back in court on 17 May.

Nyawose faces a charge of culpable homicide or an alternative charge of reckless or negligent driving.

He was released on a warning in January.

Stander was killed on 3 January, in Shelley Beach on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast when he collided with a minibus taxi.

Stander, 25, was fifth in the men's cross country race at the 2012 London Olympics.

Four years earlier, at the Beijing Games, he had proved his ability when he finished 15th in the cross country event at the age of 20.

The following season he rose to prominence on the global stage when he won the Under-23 title in the Mountainbike World Cup series.

In 2011, Stander became the first South African to win the Cape Epic stage race in the Western Cape, with Swiss partner Christoph Sauser.

The pair defended their title in 2012.

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