Taxi driver accused of running down cyclist Stander in court

PORT SHEPSTONE - The man accused of knocking down cycling champion, Burry Stander, is due to appear in the Port Shepstone Magistrate’s Court later this morning.

Taxi driver Njabulo Nyawose allegedly hit Stander with his vehicle, near Shelly Beach in KwaZulu-Natal, in January last year.

He faces a charge of culpable homicide.

Nyawose&39;s case was postponed last November, at the defence&39;s request.

The 25-year-old athlete was training for the Absa Cape Epic at the time.

Stander finished fifth in the men’s cross-country at the 2012 London Olympics.