Sentencing proceedings of Gemballa's killers to begin

2015-11-30 05:30


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Johannesburg - Sentencing proceedings of the three men accused of killing German supercar conversion specialist Uwe Gemballa were expected to begin in the High Court sitting in the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court on Monday.

According to The Star, the trio were found guilty of Gemballa's murder earlier this month.  

Galland Holworthy, Thabo Mohapi and Thabiso Ledwaba were also found guilty of murder, kidnapping and theft. 

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

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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