Gemballa murder accused guilty - report

2015-11-12 08:44


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Johannesburg - The three men accused of killing German supercar conversion specialist Uwe Gemballa were found guilty by the High Court sitting in the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court, The Star reported. 

Judge George Maluleke told Galland Holworthy, Thabo Mohapi and Thabiso Ledwaba on Wednesday that they were guilty of murder, kidnapping and theft. 

Sentencing proceedings for the three was expected to start on November 30. 

Gemballa was an associate of Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir and slain Teazers boss Lolly Jackson. 

News24 reported previously that a fourth accused, Thabiso Melvin Mpye, 29, was convicted and sentenced in a plea agreement for his involvement in Gemballa's murder.

He pleaded guilty to kidnapping and killing Gemballa, 55, shortly after the German arrived in South Africa on February 8, 2010.

Gemballa's body was found in a shallow grave in Pretoria in October that year.

In March 2011, Media24 Investigations reported that Krejcir had allegedly boasted to his private doctor that he was behind Gemballa's murder.

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