‘It was an accident’- DRC Education Minister Confesses Impregnating Deputy
The Minister of Primary, Secondary and Technical Education (EPST) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Tony Mwaba Kazadi has confessed that he impregnated his Deputy Minister, Aminata Namasia, claiming “it was an accident.”
Namasia was appointed the National Deputy Minister of Primary, Secondary and Technical Education in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde’s cabinet on April 12, 2021,
Local reports revealed that Kazadi and Namasia, despite being married, developed feelings for each other as they worked together in the DRC education ministry.
According to The Heritage Times, a DRC journalist, Lungila John broke the news on his Twitter account, revealing the affair between both officials that led to the deputy education minister’s pregnancy.
The news of the pair’s immorality has shock many people, especially parents. The duo have come under heavy criticism from citizens of DRC, accusing them of reeking bad conduct and immorality.
Social media has also gone frenzy with the news. Archy Lema, a citizen of DRC and a Twitter user, said, DRC is a country of shame. She said Namasia has no education to give to any young lady in the country.
Another citizen of DRC said if politicians in the country, especially Kazadi and Namasia wanted to be referred to as “excellencies” or “honorable”, their conduct should have been more excellent and honorable, especially since they are very popular and wealthy, unlike other Congolese people.
According to the Street Journal, Aminata has debunked the news, saying the attack on their private life is politically motivated.
She said beyond her official and public duties, she has a life that must be respected by all – a right guaranteed to all Congolese by their Constitution.
Aminata said tarnishing her image should not be a tolerated habit because it could harm not only her commitments, but also the image of her married male colleagues and their homes.
“For a certain opinion, this is a strictly private life that must be respected at the risk of undermining human dignity, she concluded.
“It should be noted that a certain sensational press has hammered since last Tuesday on the fact that this ministerial authority would have had romantic relations with another personality in conflict with another person who maintains the same type of relationship with the vice- minister.”