Fans to bid farewell to Stander

Olympic mountain biker Burry Stander. Picture: Facebook
ohannebsurg cyclists laid a white ghost bike, surrounded by candles, for late Olympic mountain biker Burry Stander on 4 January 2012. Picture: Mbali Sibanyoni/EWN
JOHANNESBURG - The public will be able to pay their last respects to Burry Stander on Thursday when the mountain biker will be laid to rest on a family plot in Port Shepstone, KwaZulu-Natal.

The 25-year-old died last Thursday after he was knocked over by a taxi in Shelly Beach.

It is understood Stander was training when the incident happened.

Family spokesperson Zoon Cronje said, “The public will have an opportunity to pay their respects either with messages, letters or post cards at the funeral, which will be laid down with Burry.”

Meanwhile, taxi driver Njabulo Nyawose appeared in court on Monday and was released with a warning.

He is due back in court on 22 March and will face a charge of culpable homicide or an alternative charge of reckless and negligent driving.

Stander, the defending Absa Cape Epic champion and mountain biking’s rising legend, was tipped to win gold at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games after he participated in the London Games last year.