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Nyawose gets three years for Stander's death

02 July 2015 - 02:17 By Taschica Pillay

The taxi driver who killed mountainbiker Burry Stander will spend three years in prison. Njabulo Nyawose was found guilty in April in the Port Shepstone Magistrate's Court of culpable homicide. Yesterday he was sentenced to six years' imprisonment, half of which was suspended for five years, on condition he is not convicted of the same crime while driving a vehicle.For disobeying a traffic sign Nyawose was fined R5000 or three months' imprisonment, suspended for five years, on condition he is not convicted of the same offence. The court ordered that his driver'slicence be cancelled.Stander, 25, was on a solo 100km training ride from Port Shepstone to Port Edward on January 3 2013 when he was struck by a minibus taxi in Shelley Beach on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast.Stander was regarded as one of the cycling world's finest talents. In 2012 he came fifth in the final of the mountain-biking cross-country event at the London Olympics and was tipped to take gold in the event in Rio in 2016.He was the first South African winner of the gruelling Absa Cape Epic race in 2011, with Swiss teammate Christoph Sauser. They won the title again in 2012. In 2003, Stander won the under-23 MTB World Cup...

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