"He wanted to settle the car, my car, and that came as a shock as I was supposed to make a living out of the shuttle services he promised," said Nkosi.
She said that in one call, Matlala accused her of opening a case of car theft.
"I went to the police station and they told me that the car I gave to Matlala was sold to someone else and it was immediately stolen from that person.
"So Matlala took R140 000 as a deposit from Abdul for my car. When Abdul took the car to his house, the next day he could not find the car from his parking. It was stolen."
Olatunji said he was also lured into believing that Matlala had bought the Mercedes but no longer had use for it.
"He told me he'd just bought a BMW X5 so he wanted to get rid of the Viano," he said.
The exotic club owner said he knew from the time the car disappeared that Matlala had everything to do with it so he opened a case.
"I worked with the real owner of the car and found that the car was taken to the Vaal. Nico had taken R100 000 as a deposit from two Zambian guys and gave them the car."