Tony Mwaba Kazadi, the Minister of Primary, Secondary and Technical Education in the Democratic Republic of Congo, has made a surprising admission regarding his relationship with Aminata Namasia, the National Deputy Minister of the same ministry. Kazadi acknowledged that he and Namasia had an unplanned pregnancy, which he described as a workplace accident. Both Tony Mwaba and Namasia were married at the time.
According to sources, Namasia developed romantic feelings for Kazadi after being appointed to her position in April 2021. However, she denied the story on her Twitter page, asserting her right to privacy and respect for her personal life, which she said is protected by the Congolese constitution.
She argued that damaging her reputation shouldn’t be a practice that was condoned because it could jeopardise not only her relationships but also the reputations of her married male coworkers and their houses.
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 tale was debunked by “a reliable Congolese” named Nugandu, who was quoted in The Street Journal, and claimed that it was all a part of the DRC’s political theatre.