SAfrica court withdraws case in cyclist’s death

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — 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says a court case against a minibus taxi driver accused of killing South African Olympic cyclist Burry Stander has been withdrawn.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.

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