The National First Division club parted ways with the former Bafana Bafana coach last week following a string of poor results.
Asked for a comment by this website on Mashaba's sacking, Mapulane simply replied, "We parted ways with Shakes and the rest of his technical team, he tried but unfortunately it didn't work out."
"What do they mean when they say that [laughs]?" Mashaba tells KickOff.com.
"I don't understand what he means you know, because when you talk those kind of words you must be able to know why are you saying that. You can't just come out and say things didn't work out. It's a vague statement, very vague. There must be a reason why you made that decision but now if you say 'things', what things are we talking about?
"No If that's him saying that, he is trying to be diplomatic. If I'm listening to what you are saying, I'm worried about [that] if this is what came from him. Actually he didn't tell you what he was supposed to tell you. If he says things didn't work out, what things is he talking about?"
Mashaba says at the moment he will not reveal where is he going next as he does not want to put people under pressure.
"No, no that's my confidential thing, I shall sit down and think about it. And then once I have made that decision... let me just keep quiet, our decision will be informed by what is happening you know.
"I can't decide anything now not knowing what's happening. For now, I'm home now. Let's leave it, it will show by itself which side do I need to go to. I don't want to put people under pressure. Let's wait and hear what's happening, what is it that they decide [Nedbank Ke Yona team]."
Asked if he would consider returning to club football again, he said: "I wouldn't say yes or no. I still need to get myself right and find out, evaluate what's my way forward. I don't want to rush."