The 24-year-old goalkeeper wasn’t impressed with what the club offered him, and thus shunned them.
It was confirmed last week that he would leave Chiefs at the end of the season when his current deal expires.
The news has set the cat among the pigeons as various rumours have emerged.
Some have claimed Pieterse would return to Europe, where he started his career, while others have linked him with a move to Orlando Pirates.
Phakaaathi has in the meantime learnt Pirates are in the market for a goalkeeper as they are set to lose Felipe Ovono at the end of the current campaign. Could this just be a coincidence?