SABC News - Nationwide memorial rides for Burry Stander underway:Saturday 5 January 2013

Nationwide memorial rides for Burry Stander underway

Saturday 5 January 2013 07:38


Nationwide memorial rides for top mountain cyclist Burry Stander have got underway with hundreds of cyclists participating in a ride in Johannesburg. Stander died on Thursday, when a minibus taxi hit him while he was on a raining ride in Shelley Beach on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast.


Chairperson of the KZN Mountain Biking Commission, Charles Roberts said: “We should be outraged at every single cyclist that is killed by a vehicle on the roads,  but the cycling community is particularly outraged by this and are planning memorial rides all over the country."


The minibus-taxi driver involved in the collision that killed cyclist Burry Stander will appear in the Port Shepstone Magistrates Court on Monday, police said.

"Following consultations with the Directorate of Public Prosecutions it was decided to prosecute the man on a charge of culpable homicide," said the police's Colonel Jay Naicker.

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