Teacher caught masturbating in front of woman

Footage showing the man committing the lewd act has since been handed over to Cape Town officials.

The man who allegedly masturbated in front of photographer Chantelle Visser in Tokai Forest, Cape Town in December 2014. Picture: Courtesy of eblockwatch

CAPE TOWN - The Western Cape Education Department says it's investigating after a high school teacher's lewd act was filmed in Tokai Forest, Cape Town.

The teacher was caught masturbating in front of a woman at the weekend.

The footage has since been handed to officials and forms part of a probe.

The woman who witnessed and filmed the incident, Chantelle Visser, says she's shocked by what happened.

"The video is about four minutes long roughly, and after he finished, he wiped his hands on a tree and proceeded to walk right past my car where I got that nice clear shot of his face."

Western Cape Education Department's Paddy Atwell says, "The teacher is not currently at school, tomorrow is the last day for learners and we don't expect he will be back."

Atwell says the investigation is treated very seriously.