Defender Vuyo Mere has announced his departure from Swallows FC after two and a half years with the club.
This comes after his disciplinary matter was finalised with the club a week ago and he was expected to be back at training this week, as reported by FARPost.
It was reported that there was an issue of misconduct against the 37-year-old footballer.
However, things took a U-turn as the former Mamelodi Sundowns man sent Maswaiswai an email requesting his clearance.
The right-back played a significant role in helping the side gain automatic promotion to the South African football top-flight.
Mere has since bid an emotional farewell to the Dube Birds expressing his gratitude to all of those who have supported him throughout his stay at the club.
“It’s been a great journey at the Nest. Two and a half great years I spent at the club. I just want to thank the players, management, staff and all the loyal Swallows FC fans for the wonderful reception, it really means a lot to me,” he said.
“It’s sad to leave the team I gave my heart to in this manner, but that’s life. Nobody owes you anything in life. I wish the team everything of the best and thank God for the opportunity to don the famous maroon and white.
“To all the Vuyo Mere fans and supporters, the journey doesn’t end here. God has given me a big heart and I will not retire anytime soon. I love y’all and see you soon.”