Zakri, who was on loan to Ajax Cape Town in the second half of last season, is set to spend the season on loan to the Team of Choice.
The Team of Choice are hoping to fill the void left by midfielder Lebohang Maboe, who has gone in the opposite direction.
At Ajax, the 27-year-old Zakri scored four goals in 10 league appearances. He was a handful for defenders and made a good impression in a short space of time in the Mother City.
“Zakri arrived last night for Maritzburg,” a source tells KickOff.com.
“I'm told there's also another player that is also arriving at the club.”
The Ivorian, who arrived at Sundowns in 2016 from ASEC Mimosas, is likely to be in the stands when the Team of Choice face Golden Arrows at Harry Gwala Stadium on Sunday (15h00) in their first league match of the season.