Taxi driver who killed Burry Stander jailed for six years

Njabulo Nyawose has three years of his sentence suspended for five years, with a 5,000 Rand fine also suspended after being found guilty of causing the death of Burry Stander

Burry Stander in the Olympic mens MTB race

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The South African taxi driver who was responsible for the death of Olympic mountain biker Burry Stander in January 2013 has been handed a six-year jail sentence.

Magistrate Charmaine Barnard conditionally suspended three of the years of Njabulo Nyawose's sentence for five years, according to News24, and imposed a further 5,000 Rand fine for disobeying a road sign, but also suspended that fine.

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