Cape Town City coach Eric Tinkler says the decision was made to part ways with Thato Mokeke due to a long-term injury.
The 33-year-old former Ajax Cape Town, SuperSport United and Chippa United midfielder initially joined the Citizens on loan in the 2016/17 season.

He returned to the DStv Premiership side in 2019 and leaves for the second time after five seasons.

Mokeke played nine games in all competitions this term but has missed the past seven league games.

He was given the opportunity to remain with City while he recovered from injury, but has since been paid out the final six months of his current contract – and has since been spotted at local rivals Cape Town Spurs.

Tinkler said on iDiski Times: “Thato [Mokeke] was called in because we know his injury is a long term injury, but [we’re] looking now forward to the next season.

“Is Thato Mokeke in our plans, he wasn’t really gonna be in our plans so we gave him the option of staying till the end of the season or he could move now get fully paid, which is the chairman has paid him out in full of his contract and he can already start looking at other clubs.”