Former Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs striker Edward Manqele has terminated his contract with Real Kings FC.
The KwaZulu-Natal club is said to be experiencing financial difficulties following the departure of their sponsor Shauwn Mkhize.
According to a reliable source, Manqele decided to leave the club after not receiving his salary for the month of September and is now waiting for a settlement.
The 33-year-old featured 21 times for the GladAfrica Championship outfit this season in all competitions, finding the back of the net on four occasions.
Manqele's contract with the club was left with one season.
"It's the 5th today, no player has been paid and no one tells the players anything about what's happening," the source tells KickOff.com.
"The likes of Manqele have even terminated their contracts, and are now waiting for settlements. They must pay them for this month, and three months' settlement of which they agreed to pay in instalments.
"When asked, James [Dlamini] says all people are waiting and every player is complaining. No one tells them the real reason.
"From what I've heard the club is going back to [Bongani] Ngidi. Because when Mamkhize was around players were paid on time. From what I see, I doubt she's even back. Ngidi, she's the one in charge.
"Problem with that team, there are too many secrets. Players have terminated contracts but they don't bother to mention anything."
This website tried without success to get hold of club manager James Dlamini and CEO Philani Majola but they could not be reached on their phones.