Uwe Gemballa

The Uwe Gemballa saga may finally have come to a close with the swift, decisive conviction of his alleged murderer.

Just to recap, Gemballa disappeared in February of 2010 and was later found dead this past October. According to reports, Gemballa was working with Radovan Krejcir, a Czech billionaire and alleged mobster living in South Africa. Uwe needed cash for his automotive operations and Krejcir used the Gemballa cars to bring money into the country. One car arrived without its cargo and Gemballa's life was cut short, supposedly on orders from Krejcir. Now, reports say Uwe Gemballa's murderer has been caught, tried and convicted, all within the span of 24 hours.

Thabiso Mpshe, a 28-year old resident of Pretoria, was arrested on Friday, October 29, and appeared before the Johannesburg High Court that afternoon where he was sentenced to 20 years in prison. A spokesperson for the police department was unable to say if a deal has been struck between Mpshe and the prosecution. Thanks for the tip, Stefan!

[Source: TimesLive.co.za, SuedDuetsche.de – translated from Dutch]