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28 Nov 2013
3:18 pm

Burry Stander case postponed

The minibus taxi driver who allegedly knocked down and killed mountain biker Burry Stander appeared in the Port Shepstone Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

FILE PICTURE: A ghost-bike is seen chained to the Nelson Mandela Bridge in Braamfontein, 4 January 2013, in honour of South African mountain bike champion Burry Stander who was killed after being hit by a vehicle while training in KwaZulu-Natal on the 3rd of January. Picture: Michel Bega

The matter was postponed to February 27, KwaZulu-Natal National Prosecuting Authority spokeswoman Natasha Ramkisson said.

“The defence requested the postponement for reasons beyond their control. The request was not opposed by the State.”

Njabulo Nyawose allegedly knocked down Stander, 25, while he was cycling in Shelley Beach, on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast, on January 3.

Stander 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.