Youths from the opposition MMD have appealed to President Michael Sata to revoke the award bestowed on popular musician Dandy Crazy after he pleaded guilty to drug trafficking.
On Independence Day in 2011, President Sata bestowed the Grand Commander of the Order of Freedom award on Dandy Crazy whose real name is Wesley Chibambo for his popular PF campaign song “Don’t Kubeba.”
On Thursday, Dandy Crazy pleaded guilty in the Luanshya Magistrate Court to drug trafficking charges after DEC officers found him in possession of 14 grams of cannabis.
MMD Youth leader Bowman Lusambo has now appealed to President Sata to immediately revoke the prestigious national award from Dandy Crazy following the drug saga.
“We believe Dandy Crazy is a bad role model to the youths and that award does not befit a man of his character. We hereby demand that President Sata grabs the award from Dandy. This again goes to show that there was not so much thought given to this matter before the decision to award him was arrived at.”
Mr.Lusambo has also challenged mobile phone operator Airtel to cancel all branding and advertising contracts with Dandy Crazy.
“If Airtel is a serious corporate organisation, it should immediately withdraw all billboards and advertisements on radio and TV bearing Dandy’s image. This is bad business for Airtel and should do what is right by dropping the partnership with Dandy forthwith,” Mr. Lusambo said.