The case of a minibus taxi driver who allegedly knocked down and killed mountain biker Burry Stander will resume today in the Port Shepstone Magistrate’s Court.
Nyawose allegedly knocked down Stander, 25, while he was cycling in Shelley Beach, on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast, on January 3 last year.
The culpable homicide charge was provisionally dropped against him in July pending a decision by the director of public prosecutions.
The charge, which is reckless or negligent driving in the alternative, was reinstated soon afterwards.
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.
Nyawose is out on a warning.
An appeal for support was posted on Burry’s Official Facebook Page, “THE STATE vs NYAWOSE resume tomorrow till Friday in the PORT SHEPTONE magistrate court C. Any support would be appreciated. Everyday when I get up, I’m reminded of my son being so tragically taken away from us. Burry we miss you more everyday.”