After being pronounced dead for nearly four years, former soccer player Hiannick Kamba was found alive and it shocked everyone.
A German newspaper discovered that the 33-year-old-man has been working for a German energy company. Kamba was once a promising young player for Bundesliga's FC Schalke 04. But in 2016, it was reported that Kamba had been killed during a car accident in his native Democratic Republic of Congo.
Once it was discovered he was alive, Kamba told Bild he had actually been taken advantage of by his friends. Kamba says his "companions had left him during the night while on a trip to the interior of the Congo in January 2016 and they took his papers, money and telephone." He went to the Congo's German embassy to prove he was alive in 2018, but his lack of documentation hindered this process.
Nobody has any word on how Kamba was able to survive. He was located in Western Germany, where he now works as a chemical technician for an energy supply company. According to German prosecutor Anette Milk, Kamba's ex-wife is now being investigated for fraud because she allegedly forged documents to collect on his six-figure life insurance policy. Kamba tells the publication that he was unaware of his wife's actions. Neither Kamba's wife nor his "companions" were identified. Together, the former couple shares a 10-year-old child.
Kamba and his family fled the Congo for Germany in 1986, but the whole family except Kamba was deported in 2005.Kamba was allowed to stay because of Shalke’s high status in Germany, and was granted residency rights.