Mashaba was relieved of his duties as Bafana Bafana coach in December after he was found guilty of gross misconduct‚ insubordination and violating Safa’s communications policy.
Mashaba asked the Labour Court to prevent Safa from hiring a new coach until his appeal case was finalised.
“We have always maintained that we did everything by the book when he was found guilty on three charges by the internal DC [disciplinary hearing] of Safa.
“That process was transparent‚ independent and fair on both sides. In fact‚ Mashaba was represented by his lawyers and before the process got under way‚ had requested two postponements because they wanted certain documents from the Association‚ which we provided‚” said Safa spokesperson Dominic Chimhavi.