Tony Mwaba Kazadi, the Minister of Primary, Secondary, and Technical Education (EPST) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), has admitted to impregnating his Deputy Minister, Aminata Namasia, referring to it as an “unintended” occurrence.
Reports from local sources indicate that Kazadi and Namasia, despite being married, developed romantic feelings for each other while working together in the DRC education ministry.
A journalist from the DRC, Lungila John, took to Twitter to disclose the affair between the two officials, which resulted in the pregnancy of the deputy education minister, as reported by The Heritage Times.
The citizens of the DRC have heavily criticized the duo, accusing them of exhibiting improper conduct and immorality.
Archy Lema, a DRC citizen and Twitter user, expressed disappointment, referring to the country as one filled with shame. Lema further remarked that Namasia lacks the moral authority to guide young women in the nation.
Another DRC citizen commented that if politicians in the country, particularly Kazadi and Namasia, aspired to be addressed as “excellencies” or “honourables,” their behavior should have been more exemplary and honorable, given their popularity and wealth, which sets them apart from the average Congolese.
The Heritage Times reported that Namasia was appointed as the National Deputy Minister of Primary, Secondary, and Technical Education in the Democratic Republic of Congo on April 12, 2021, as part of Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde’s cabinet.