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says a court case against a minibus taxi driver accused of killing South African Olympic cyclist Burry Stander has been withdrawn.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.
Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press
This story is from ESPN.com's automated news wire. Wire index
ESPN TOP HEADLINES
- Love out for Team USA amid uncertain status
- Red Sox deal Peavy to Giants for prospects
- Pack sign WR Nelson to contract extension
- Baseball Hall cuts election eligibility to 10 years