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Deputy minister pregnant, claims it was an accident at work

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The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was rocked by a scandal when it was revealed that the Minister of Primary Secondary and Technical Education (EPST), Tony Mwaba Kazadi, impregnated his deputy minister, Aminata Namasia.

The shocking revelation came with the claim that the affair was an “accident at work.”


The news broke after a DRC reporter, Lungila John, shared the information on Twitter. Tony and Aminata had been involved in a secret love affair despite both being married.

The citizens of the DRC expressed their disappointment, criticizing the ministers for their misconduct and highlighting the lack of moral values in the country.

While some defended the ministers, claiming it was part of political drama, others voiced their outrage. Social media was abuzz with citizens condemning Tony and Aminata, demanding higher standards of conduct from public figures.

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The incident tarnished Aminata’s reputation as she was previously seen as a role model for many.

Aminata took to Twitter to deny the allegations, asserting that her personal life deserved respect beyond her official duties. She warned against the habit of tarnishing reputations, emphasizing the potential harm it could cause to her commitments and the image of other married colleagues.


However, some citizens disagreed, arguing that as a public figure, Aminata’s actions would inevitably reflect on the country.

The scandal unfolded against the backdrop of the DRC’s ongoing challenges, including political instability, corruption, and a lack of development despite its rich natural resources.

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The country also faces humanitarian crises, with millions of children at risk of starvation and millions of people displaced due to fighting.

The revelation of the affair added another layer of complexity to the already complex situation in the DRC, further fueling public discontent and raising questions about the conduct of those in power.

Head of content and Editor-at-large at – Dickson Ofori Siaw is a blunt writer who loves to make his readers see "the other perspectives of a news story". Follow me on Twitter @kwadwo_dost