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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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theop 5 October 2010

Re: Porsche tuner Gemballa murdered

I think one of the cars he delivered to Vladimir was slightly the wrong colour.

candidia 5 October 2010

Re: Porsche tuner Gemballa murdered

Wrapped in plastic and shot in teh ehad ?

If this guy worked for MI5 we would be told this was auto-erotic.

Rayman89 5 October 2010

Re: Porsche tuner Gemballa murdered

I'd shoot him after what he's done to the panamera, not that i'm a fan of the panamera, it's ugly, why make it worse? (inappropriate joke there, sorry) R.I.P Gemballa