KwaZulu-Natal education MEC Mthandeni Dlungwana has launched an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment and intimidation against a primary school principal in Durban.
Dlungwana announced in a statement that he would be visiting the school on Tuesday after allegations surfaced that the principal sexually harassed his staff and threatened to kill them if they told anyone about it.
"These are serious allegations and we need to get to the bottom of this issue. It is our duty to protect our employees and if we find these allegations to be true, we are definitely going to take drastic action," said Dlungwana.
The Durban-based Ilanga newspaper which broke the story about the allegations on Monday reported that female staff members at the school claimed that they were forced by the principal to strip naked in his office. He also allegedly touched their private parts and asked for sex from others.