AmaZulu coach Josef Vukuzic has confirmed that one of their senior players has been told he is not in the club's plans going forward.
Former Orlando Pirates and Platinum Stars defender Tshepo Gumede has been informed by Usuthu that his services at the club are no longer needed.
Vukusic revealed the news after his side's goalless KwaZulu-Natal derby draw with Maritzburg United at King Zwelithini Stadium on Sunday.
"The question about Tshepo is he is not in our plans, he's not. That is simple and he knows," Vukusic said.
The 28-year-old joined Usuthu midway through last season in February as a free agent.
Gumede featured in six league matches last season and it looked like he would be a regular this season as he extended his contract to two years in June this year, but things did not go as planned after Usuthu fired Cavin Johnson, who brought him to the team.
The Soweto-born defender, who is a product of SuperSport United's academy, made his name at Stars where he won the MTN8 and Telkom Knockout in 2013 before joining Pirates.
He will now look to find another club during the January transfer window.