Thoughts for Uwe

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I couldnt believe what I read today on the news, Uwe Gemballa has been reported missing for 1 week after going to Johannesburg.

I can't say I know the guy very much, be I spoke with him a few times (in person and over the phone), and I respect his work a lot (and I know he respects mine). You'll notice that I don't write at the past as there is still hope, but missing for 1 week in South Africa :/

I talked by mail with a friend working there and things don't look good for the compagny either without him at the lead. We really hope he will come back safe.


Lets keep our thoughts for his family and friends...

Loïc
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ZondaC12's avatar
Hi,

Yep, I've seen it yesterday too :(

It feels weird, everyone was kind of expecting that outcome, but still... Must have been hell for him.

Hope his familiy is going to be ok.

Thanks ;)
Laggtastic's avatar
Bad news man... look at this:

Uwe Gemballa — who ran a company featuring Porsche upgrades and disappeared soon after arriving in South Africa five months ago — has been found dead, shot execution-style in the head.

Gemballa's disappearance caused many outlets — us included — to question what Gemballa was involved in. The Sunday Times now claims he may have become embroiled in a money laundering scheme involving Czech billionaire Radovan Krejcir and

"The discovery of his body threatens to blow wide open an international syndicate - stretching from Switzerland and Germany to Johannesburg - involving alleged money laundering, tax evasion, imported cars stuffed with cash and contract killings."
So all we know now is that finding his body is only the first step in finding the truth of what in the world happened to Uwe Gemballa. [link]


Terrible...but just wanted to let you know cause you known him etc, and cause you posted this journal entry...
Diaboliq's avatar
South Africa? It's weird, there it shouldn't be any problems like that :|
pandaonmars's avatar
Let's hope that everything will be ok!
GTMQ8's avatar
That's really bad news. Hope they find him.
notbland's avatar
This is the first I have heard of this, and that is quite worrisome. I hope things are okay...
GrantMaxok's avatar
this is a bad notice, i will wait to news about
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