Uwe Gemballa Found Dead in South Africa

Uwe Gemballa, the founder of the tuning company that uses the same name has been found dead in South Africa. Gemballa mysteriously disappeared back in February after going on a business trip to South Africa.

Subsequent to his disappearance, a wave of rumors indicating that his business had dark connections started spreading.

According to his body was found wrapped in cellophane west of Pretoria. The source mentions that his murder was linked to a money laundering plan that also included Czech crime boss Radovan Krejcir. Certain pieces of testimony show that Gemballa and Krejcir started doing business together many years ago. However, it seems that in September last year the story turned bad, as Gemballa failed to make certain payments and Krejcir threatened that he would be killed.

After that, an associate of the crime boss claimed to have some business to do in South Africa in order to bring Gemballa there. The airport surveillance shows Gemballa being picked up by the man on February 8. Subsequently, Gemballa made a strange phone call: he phoned his wife and asked her to send him one million dollars.

The money were never sent and now Gemballa is no longer among us.

It’s such a pity that the story of the German tuner has followed this dark pathway. Fortunately, the company is on its way to be reestablished, as CEO Andreas Swartz and investor Steffen Korbach have acquired its rights and assets. The first creation of the new company is expected to hit the streets this month.
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