Minister allegedly impregnates his deputy, stirring controversy.
In a shocking piece of confession, the Minister of Primary, Secondary, and Technical Education (EPST) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Tony Mwaba Kazadi, has admitted impregnating his Deputy Minister, Aminata Namasia.
Namasia was said to have been appointed as National Deputy Minister of Primary, Secondary, and Technical Education in Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde’s cabinet on April 12, 2021, following which she allegedly fell in love with Kazadi despite the fact that they were both married.
A local newspaper, The Street Journal, however, quoted Namasia as having debunked the story on her Twitter page, saying that beyond her official and public duties, she has a life that must be respected by all, a right she said is guaranteed to all Congolese by their constitution.
She said tarnishing her image should not be tolerated because it could harm not only her commitments but also the image of her married male colleagues and their homes.
She said: “On the eve of the electoral contests scheduled for December of this year, political detractors can attack my opinions and political actions rather than opting for practices tending to smear my person.”
The Street Journal had also quoted “a trusted Congolese” identified as Nugandu as debunking the story, saying it is all part of the political drama of the DRC.
According to The Heritage Times, a DRC journalist, Lungila John, took to Twitter to reveal the affair between both officials, which resulted in the deputy education minister’s pregnancy.