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Final kind act of banker, cyclist and family man killed in horror crash

Family and cycling fraternity devastated after a speeding taxi ploughed into Alex Otto in Sandton

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“In the early hours of Sunday morning I lost my best friend to cancer. I told my brother and, before he went out riding, he sent me words of encouragement and consoled me. Then he died an hour later. Alex’s death ripped a hole in our hearts.”

These are the words of Chani Otto, sister of popular cyclist and capital markets executive Alex Otto, who was knocked off his bike and dragged to his death under the wheels of a speeding taxi. The horrific incident happened early on Sunday in Sandton and has shocked the city.

The driver, who was apprehended by two security guards when he tried to run away from the scene, is behind bars and facing criminal charges of culpable homicide and drunken driving. He ploughed into Otto and his training buddy Geoff Lee whilethey were riding along Bowling Avenue in Kelvin...

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