The talented midfielder spent several months on the sidelines as he was embroiled in a contractual dispute with former club Benoni Premier United, and after failing to secure a move to another club, he was handed a lifeline by Thanda Royal Zulu FC, who had bought the Benoni Premier United franchise.
However, Mahlangu then struggled to overcome a knee injury before finally breaking into the starting line-up at the Durban-based club.
Now the 27-year-old playmaker tells KickOff.com that he wants out again, and is hoping to relocate back to Johannesburg.
“There is life in Johannesburg and I would like to join a club there at the start of the new season,” Mahlangu tells KickOff.com.
“I am hoping the club’s [Thanda] management allows me to leave, although I do still have a year left on my contract. I am looking to join a club with ambition, who wants to win things.”
Before signing for Thanda Royal Zulu, Mahlangu was linked with moves to Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates, but Benoni Premier United boss Dumisani Ndlovu wanted around over R2 million for the midfielder, a price tag that scared away both Soweto giants.