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Burry Stander case back on

2013-07-30 14:02

Johannesburg - Culpable homicide charges against minibus taxi driver Njabulo Nyawose have been reinstated, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said on Tuesday.

The matter arising from the death of mountain biker Burry Stander in an accident was due in court on 21 August, NPA KwaZulu-Natal spokesperson Natasha Ramkisson said.

"Everyone was concerned [when the case] was provisionally withdrawn for the directorate of public prosecutions to make a decision whether to prosecute," she said.

"The matter is due in court on 21 August to reinstate the charges and a trial date will be set after that."

The charges were provisionally withdrawn earlier this month.

Nyawose was allegedly driving the minibus taxi involved in the accident on 3 January.

Stander, 25, died in the accident that happened while he was cycling in Shelley Beach on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast.

He was fifth in the men's cross-country race at the 2012 London Olympics.

Four years earlier, at the Beijing Games, he finished 15th in the cross-country event.

Comments
  • Sarah Stanton - 2013-07-30 14:35

    Pleased to hear.

  • Kiss123 - 2013-07-30 14:50

    Hang the taxi driver ...period

  • Marie de la Rey - 2013-07-30 15:21

    If we look at statistics - without being funny - taxi drivers' attitudes and lack of precaution on the roads - look where they stop for instance to unload passengers - THEY CAUSE a large percentage of road accidents and DEATHS (mostly hard working passengers who have homes and children to go home to)on our roads. There should be a HUGE wake -up call.!!! And I'm not saying all taxi drivers are like that - BUT you really have to look hard to find a decent one. My question is WHY? WHY are they so arrogant??? AND UN-law abiding? If there ever is such a word. More like "ROGUE".

      Grant Taylor - 2013-07-30 17:09

      Nope, it has all to do with GREED... they earn money by collecting as many fares as possible per day. Thus ANYTHING they can do to reduce time wasted between picking up "fares" makes them more money. Hence the total disregard for law or safety of their passengers or other road users comes back to GREED - and the inability to see beyond todays money...

  • Shelly Tyrone Jordan - 2013-07-30 15:22

    come to Broadacres in the morning and then tell me about taxi drivers I rest my case

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