Mkhulisa then allegedly asked Meswana to keep an eye on his car. Not long afterwards, according to Diseko, Mkhulisa returned and found his car broken into and some items missing.
Diseko testified that he heard Mkhulisa shouting at Meswana, whom he had known for about two-and-a-half years. He alleged Mkhulisa slapped Meswana, pushed him to the ground and trampled him with his feet.
Diseko said he only realised that his friend was badly hurt when he saw him bleeding from the nose and mouth from the assault.
Mkhulisa allegedly left with his girlfriend and returned with two men.
The two allegedly tried to force Meswana to get into the car but the tussle ended when people at the nearby McDonald's outlet came out.
Yesterday, Sowetan visited the spot where Diseko worked and several car guards said they last saw him in the morning but he no longer worked from the area.
The guards, who did not want to give their names, further claimed Diseko was aware that police are looking for him. They claimed he had also changed the spot where he used to sleep on the streets because he had apparently been approached by a group of men who told him to disappear on the day he was set to testify in court.
"They told him to disappear. Since then, he has been fearing for his life," said one car guard who said he was friends with Diseko and asked Sowetan for money to help locate him.