Wednesday, July 3, 2013
SAfrica court withdraws case in cyclist's death
JOHANNESBURG -- The National Prosecuting Authority says a court case against a minibus taxi driver accused of killing South African Olympic cyclist Burry Stander has been withdrawn.
The prosecutor's regional spokeswoman Natasha Ramkisson said a Kwazulu-Natal magistrate court withdrew the case against Njabulo Nyawose Tuesday after prosecutors asked for more time to decide on whether or not to proceed with murder charges.
Stander died Jan. 3 after he was hit by a minibus taxi while biking with his wife, cyclist Cherise Stander, in Shelley Beach in the Kwazulu-Natal province on South Africa's east coast.
The 25-year-old finished fifth in the men's mountain bike cross-country race at the 2012 London Olympics, improving on a 15th-place finish in the same event at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.