Former CEO of Gemballa Automobiletechnik found murdered in South Africa

Uwe Gemballa, the former CEO of the Porsche tuning company that bears his name, has been found murdered near Pretoria, South Africa.

The tuning company, Gemballa Automobiletechnik, is known for creating Porsche performance conversions and customers have included Arab royalty and movie stars.

Gemballa was found shot in the head with his hands tied and his body wrapped in cellophane.

The German businessman had been missing since 8 February after travelling to the country for a business trip.

At the time, police said there was little evidence to suggest kidnapping. Local forces have not commented on any of the surrounding circumstances of Gemballa's death.

Vishnu Naidoo, a South African police spokesman said, “We have found the body of Gemballa and we're now investigating the circumstances around his death. A murder docket has been opened.”

No arrests have yet been made, but two German police officers are in South Africa to assist with the investigation.

Andrew Papworth

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4 October 2010

He was smuggling cash in his cars, to mafia boss fugitive from Czech, after last delivery, the Cayanne was empty, Radovan Krejcír, was heard saying: If U don´t get me the cash, U are dead man. And now he is. He also moved out of his way guy named Jackson, who run net of Strip Clubs. Also dead. Reallly nice guy this Krejcír, he is accused of murder, kidnap, tax evasion and many other. Bribed almost everybody in south africa, those motherfuckers won´t arrest him, and get him back to Czech. When fled his house, police found 4,3 Billion Czech crowns!!! It´ s about 150 million pounds!!! Who else will have to die. Nelson Mandella?

4 October 2010

[quote Autocar]Gemballa was found shot in the head with his hands tied and his body wrapped in cellophane.
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I'm sure the Police will call it suicide...

4 October 2010

[quote VDG.CZ]If U don´t get me the cash, U are dead man. And now he is.[/quote] Isn't that circumstantial evidence based on hearsay ? All this story poves is that one should not get involved in business deals with anyone from the old "Eastern Block" under any circumstances -they don't operate under the same rules as we do in the west.


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4 October 2010

On the other hand, its clearly visible, that its much worse in South Afrika than eastren europe, he is there in some kind of law vacuum. They can´t get on him, also they won´t let us take him.

4 October 2010

And the exact sentence u ask, its from testimony of Gemballas partner, who went to lunch with Krejcír, heard him saying this to phone.

4 October 2010

[quote ordinary bloke] All this story poves is that one should not get involved in business deals with anyone from the old "Eastern Block" under any circumstances -they don't operate under the same rules as we do in the west.[/quote]

Isn't that circumstantial evidence based on hearsay?


4 October 2010

[quote ordinary bloke]All this story poves is that one should not get involved in business deals with anyone from the old "Eastern Block" under any circumstances -they don't operate under the same rules as we do in the west.[/quote]

I once was in a commercial meeting with a Polish subcontractor. After hammering out a monthly interim payment for a series of disputed contract variations that represented as fair a deal for all parties concerned as could be managed he commented, "this is why I like doing business in Britain. Nobody has to shoot anyone in the leg to get their money."

4 October 2010

[quote ordinary bloke]Isn't that circumstantial evidence based on hearsay ?[/quote]

It's either circumstantial evidence or hearsay, not both at the same time. I'd go with the latter, though since it is something heard to have been heard by Uwe Gemballa's former partner, it is probably best not to hang any weight on it, however tempting (and true) it might be.

While it's good to see that Autocar amended the story to make it factually correct (with regards to the company), Uwe Gemballa wasn't CEO, at the time of reporting (his death notwithstanding), Andreas Schwarz is, and has been since July.

4 October 2010

if it was the fashion police, Kourosh Mansory better keep looking over his shoulder.....

5 October 2010

or maybe Gemballa misquoted the bhp of a customer's car & the owner lost his mega bet drag race & put one into his head....

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