The news of the minister ballooning her junior and deputy was revealed by a DRC reporter known as Lungila John on Twitter.
The citizens of DRC lambasted the minister and his deputy, saying they portrayed bad conduct and showed proof of lack of morals in the country.
Archy Lema, a citizen of DRC and a Twitter user said, DRC is a country of shame. She said Aminata has no education to give to any young lady in the country.
Another citizen of DRC said if politicians in the country, especially Tony and Aminata wanted to be referred to as “excellencies” or “honorables”, their conducts should have been more excellent and honorable.
Especially since they are very popular and wealthy unlike other Congolese people.
However, our correspondent made a call to a trusted Congolese who is identified as Nugandu, she debunked the news and claimed it’s all part of the political drama of DRC.
Deputy minister Aminata took to her Twitter page and also debunked the news. She said beyond her official and public duties, she has a life that must be respected by all. A right guaranteed to all Congolese by their Constitution.
Aminata said tarnishing her image should not be a tolerated habit 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.
“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”, she concluded.
Some citizens still disagreed with her claims of the situation being her private life. They said there is no private life for a public figure and every action she makes will reflect on the country.