The Congolese Minister of Primary, Secondary, and Technical Education (EPST) Tony Mwaba Kazadi, has come under media scrutiny over allegations of impregnating his Deputy Minister, Aminata Namasia.
The affair between the two government officials is generating so much controversy as both individuals are reportedly married.
The minister reportedly admitted to having an affair with his deputy, but referred to the pregnancy as “accidental.”
The affair was exposed by DRC journalist Lungila John, who shared the details on Twitter.
The revelation of their affair has sparked criticism from citizens of the DRC.
Following the rumors about her pregnancy, Deputy Minister Aminata went online and demanded that her personal life be respected.
“Beyond my official and public duties, I have a life that must be respected by all. A right guaranteed to all Congolese by our Constitution. Tarnishing my image should not be a tolerated habit.
“Indeed, it could harm not only my commitments, but also the image of my married male colleagues and their homes.
“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.
“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 who would be in conflict with another person who maintains the same type of relationship with the vice- minister.
“For a certain opinion, this is a strictly private life that must be respected at the risk of undermining human dignity”.
Meanwhile, a mountain in Congo was discovered to be covered with Gold.
In the viral video, the villagers could be seen digging the mountain containing the gold deposits and taking the soil back to their homes in order to wash the dirt and extract the gold.