According to the club Gilbert last reported for duty last season and has never been back at training since playing in the match against Golden Arrows last season on April 7.
"That boy has been Awol since April," says Rantsi Mokoena, the Stars general manager.
"In the past we have protected him a lot but I can now say this is now the third time that he has gone Awol since he joined the club two years ago. Even the guy who was his agent has given up on him.
"When he went Awol before we would take a club car and drive all the way to Upington to fetch him because we wanted to help but this time we have decided not to fetch him. He has talent but doesn't care about it. He is contracted to the club and he knows it.
"If I was to say all the things about him no team would want to sign him after this. He is highly unstable and even his previous club Black Aces can attest to what he is. He has previously left his nephews and nieces in a flat and disappeared for over a month," says Mokoena.
Gilbert was in mid-week quoted claiming that the club has accused him of taking drugs and will not be returning to the club until they take him for a medical test.
"We don't know about drugs issue that he has spoken and the only thing that I have suspected him of is that of being a heavy drinker," says Mokoena.
But has the club been paying through all the months that he has been away?
"If you go Awol will your employer continue paying you?," responds Mokoena.