Uwe Gemballa’s body found in South Africa

Uwe Gemballa

Gemballa, the tuner famous for its modified Porsche models, has been through a lot in 2010. In May 2010, Gemballa decided to close its door due to financial troubles and after its founder, Uwe Gemballa, had been reported missing since February in Johannesburg.

It is now reported that the body of Uwe Gemballa was found in South Africa eight months after he vanished on a business trip there.

“We have found the body of Gemballa and we’re now investigating the circumstances around his death. A murder docket has been opened,” said Vishnu Naidoo, South African police spokesman.

No arrests have been made and two German police officers are in South Africa to help with the investigation.

In August, Gemballa reopened its doors with former managing director Andreas Schwarz become the company’s CEO. Schwarz also acquired old Gemballa assets and is reintroducing the company with 22 employees. They are already working on a modified Panamera and Cayenne.

– By: Omar Rana

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