Word reaching the Siya crew is that Chippa United and defender Mbulelo 'Old John' Mabizela have parted ways.
Contrary to media reports indicating that the tough tackling defender has gone AWOL, Mabizela has been allowed to leave the Chilli Boys.
Read: Chippa Explain Mabizela’s Absence
Chippa owner Siviwe ‘Chippa’ Mpengesi confirmed to the Siya crew that he has released Mabizela.
“We parted ways amicably two weeks ago. As I speak to you he is a free agent,” said Mpengesi.
Mabizela made 10 league appearances for Chippa last season and scored one goal.
It’s unclear at this stage as to where the former Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns play will play next season.
By Khaya Ndubane
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