A Limpopo senior teacher has been accused of sexually harassing a female colleague at his school.
Employed at the Makhushane school in Phalaborwa, the teacher will have to explain his alleged behaviour to the department of education and the South African Teachers Union.
It is claimed that the teacher called his female colleague into his office on several occasions and proposed love to her.
He allegedly told the female teacher, who started teaching at the school with him in 1998, that he wanted her to be his wife.
The female teacher, rejecting his sudden offer, says her life since that first encounter has "become a mess".
It is claimed that the teacher made a habit of proposing to her and would then threaten her for rejecting him.
In a complaint document - which is in the possession of Sowetan - sent to the union offices and the education department, the teacher had also opened her salary advice in an attempt to humiliate her for turning him down.
"This has caused me a lot of pain. I've had to consult with many doctors and I have spent a lot of money on petrol seeking professional help," the complainant said.
The union's regional secretary general, Mashophe Raolane, said an investigation had been launched into the matter.
The senior teacher told Sowetan that he was aware of the allegations levelled against him - but would not comment at this stage as the matter was now a legal matter.