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Three men convicted of Uwe Gemballa‘s kidnapping & murder

The German national arrived at OR Tambo International Airport in February 2010 and was never seen again.

German sports car conversion specialist Uwe Gemballa. Picture: Gemballa Company

JOHANNESBURG - Nearly six years after world renowned supercar specialist Uwe Gemballa went missing in South Africa, three men have now been convicted of his kidnapping and murder.

The German arrived at OR Tambo International Airport in February 2010 and was never seen again.

He was in the country to set up a branch of his business, apparently with money provided by Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir and murdered strip club boss Lolly Jackson.

The High Court sitting in Palm Ridge on Wednesday convicted three men; Thabo Mogapi, Kagiso Ledwaba and Garlond Holworthy of the 2010 kidnap and murder of the world renowned supercar specialist.

The court relied heavily on cellphone data and CCTV footage.

The video images captured Gemballa meeting Holworthy at the airport and was never seen alive again.

The cellphone data placed all three men at the location where Gemballa's body was buried at 11pm one night.

Gemballa was held at a house in Edenvale for several days with his head was duct taped.

His body was wrapped in a black plastic sheet and buried in a shallow grave.

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