A former clerk at a Mpumalanga college is taking the college's chief executive to the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA), claiming that he fired her for rejecting his advances.
Hlobisile Maziya, 24, an intern human resources clerk at the Ehlanzeni College for Further Education in Nelspruit, claims she was fired by chief executive Pat Zwane last month after refusing his love proposal.
Maziya, from KaMagugu in Nelspruit, has accused the college of unfair dismissal.
She said she was not warned that she was going to be fired and was not asked to appear at a disciplinary hearing.
Maziya told Sowetan that Zwane said her performance was not satisfactory and accused her of undermining the college's managers.
"He insulted me and said I should read grade 2 books to improve my English after I typed the word 'translation' instead of 'transaction' by mistake," she said.
In the dismissal letter, Zwane attributes Maziya's dismissal to her incapacity.
Zwane refuted Maziya's claim that she was dismissed because she rejected his love advances and said her actions were motivated by anger.
He described Maziya's claims as "baseless" and "unfounded".
Lusanda Myoli, a spokesman for the CCMA in Johannesburg, confirmed that the CCMA had arranged a meeting between Zwane and Maziya and that Zwane "was prepared to help" Maziya.
"I strongly believe that this issue will be resolved in a way that will please everybody in the end," he said.