• Nov 1, 2010
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]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      RIP to him! What I want to know is if the company Gemballa is going to go out of busniess?
      • 4 Years Ago
      [Source: TimesLive.co.za, SuedDuetsche.de – translated from Dutch]

      .DE = Germany .. it was translated from German.. not Dutch. Dutch is the language spoken in The Netherlands (commonly, and incorrectly, referred to as "Holland"; which is a province in the Netherlands).

      Come on guys... Google Translator would have correctly informed you of the language it translated your page from.

      Okki :)
      • 4 Years Ago
      Can anyone explain to me the purpose of "?" in the article's title?
      Are they asking the readers? Or are they not sure whether the story is true (if so, then why are they reporting on something that is not true?)

      This drives me nuts! AB should post this article: "Is Autoblog a trustworthy news source?".
        • 4 Years Ago
        I think because the author isn't sure about the translator used to translate from German to English, or something in that way. Not like they are asking the readers I suppose.
      • 4 Years Ago
      This entire thing was so shady even to the very end. Who knows if thats even the real killer or just a fall guy. 24hrs? Sounds a bit far fetched to find someone, take them to trial and convict them. Then again maybe the system works different down there.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I heard that the money was in the car the whole time, they just didn't look in all the scoops and louvers.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The man looks like Martina Navratilova (if anyone else knows who that is).
        • 4 Years Ago
        Lol... So true...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Radovan Krejcir must have paid some serious Rand to buy some friends in the judicial system because I too was expecting to see his name on a conspiracy charge.

      In the name of street justice, he should be turned loose in Kruger (or my favorite, Hluhluwe) with miss Germanotta's meat dress and fed to the wildlife.
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