Neither Chippa United nor Mapeza was immediately available to confirm the development but TimesLive reports that the two sides were locked in a meeting which took hours as club bosses tried to convince him to stay.
The publication claims that the impasse stemmed from a misunderstanding over the duties of the technical staff.
Long-serving Chippa assistant coach Mbuyiselo Sambu has taken over the reins on a temporary basis as the team prepares for a league clash against Bidvest Wits away from home on Saturday. Said Sambu:
Yes, I have been asked to take over the coaching duties until a new coach is found.
When Mapeza took over the reins at Chippa towards the end of 2019, the club had still to win a league match after more than half a dozen games.
Mapeza leaves the Chilli Boys 11th on the premiership standings, five points off the drop zone.
Before he took over at Chippa, Mapeza had resigned from FC Platinum who went on to lift the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League under Lizwe Sweswe’s stewardship.