Youths from the opposition MMD have appealed to President Michael Sata to revoke the award bestowed on popular musician Dandy Krazy 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 Krazy whose real name is Wesley Chibambo for his popular PF campaign song “Don’t Kubeba.”
On Thursday, Dandy Krazy 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 Krazy following the drug saga.
“We believe Dandy Krazy 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 Krazy.
“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.
Wise advise but problem you are advising an african president who incidentally shares the same characteristics with the guy. As of airtel lets wait and see what type of people they would want to associate with.
Well spoken, my brother.
THAT’S WHY WE SAY LOZIS LIKE CHIBAMBO GIVEN INONGE ARE USEFUL *****S TO SATA?
Airtel &others. Drug baron bad image businesses……ask the Winas in Mimosa how the Post newspaper painted them…….Of course won’t be surprised to see The Post newspaper Mmembe defending Dad Crazy.
Remember, The Post Newspaper branding Michael Sata Tribalist in 2001 (The Post newspaper editorials 2001) under Levy!!!…..Now Saint Michael SATA -2013 by the same Post Newspaper…..!!!
Those are wise words from Lusambo.. but who is Lusambo?
He has a wrap sheet as long as his arm for inciting and perpetrating violence against political opponents within and outside MMD using the same youths he claims to be protecting against Dandy’s supposedly bad influence.
Lusambo himself is a pathetic influence to the youth of our nation and will do better reforming by renouncing his insatiable appetite for violence.
Remove the log in your eye Lusambo before you point at the spec in Dandy’s eye
Lusambo you are the last person to talk about Dandy or are you still bitter?
Wise words indeed but dull people wont appreciate it because its from Lusambo
We know all artist use drug to do mad things they cant do when they are sober, just fine hin kr50,000 even if you revolk nothing charge still he be who he is
MMD surely have no better things to do.14 grams shouldnt raise a big storm like this.A fine will be fine.People have reasons for doing certain things, no wonder the herb is legal in certain parts of the world.Whatever happened to innocent until proved guilty.Long live Dandy !!!!
@zebige… was it 14grams? are you sure? the report says he hid the stuff in two places, so how can it be 14grams? how did he split 14grams?.
anywhere Sata cannot do anything to punish his supplier, so donot shocked where this boy is freed
iwe Zebige, which part of pleaded guilty don’t you understand?
If they just charge him a fine then this will be a trend and all musician wont be fearing the law. They will take it to be too week to deter them from such bad vices.
If you look back you will see that it has been too lenient in such matters. Nasty D, Maiko Zulu seting bad precidence. Its time the weight of the law was experienced by the current one. If you say why him then just regalise the stuff.
Just fine the guy
Lusambo libange ulelandapo Ilyo ulefwaya bakateka bachitemo intervene sure!
How OBE can be revoked
The complaint to the Cabinet Office by JNF KKL Scotland over the award of an OBE to Simon Winters in the Queen’s Birthday Honours could set in train a long and complex process.
According to a written Parliamentary answer by Prime Minister Gordon Brown last year: “Cancellation is considered in cases where retention of the appointment or award would bring the honours system into disrepute. There are no set guidelines.”
Cases are considered by the Forfeit-ure Committee, a group of senior civil servants chaired by the Cabinet Secretary. Its recommendations go to the Prime Minister and then to the Queen. Only she can retract an honour.
The highest profile case in the Jewish community was in 1991, a year after Jack Lyons was convicted of fraud and false…
not vakulandani you also!
Iwe the case happened in Zambia ,e complex balanda iyi,you watch too much BBC .
Ba Lusambo, much as your advise sound wise, it carries with it bitterness against Dandy. So that song is still hurting you to the point of vengeance. Bowman, what character do you have if you have any. What Dandy crazy needs is rehabilitation and not killing him. Take it easy on dandy. He is in the wrong and the courts will definitely punish him. What about Maiko Zulu? Wasn’t he punished and was the UN ambassador? Lusambo take it easy on Dandy. Dandy needs you and me to help him to clean his life and not push him to death.
What bitterness? that’s just the right thing to do.
Ask Tiger Woods how many sponsors withdrew.
I dont think its in order to revoke the award which he won before this scandal Occurred who say once you commit a crime then anything good about you is rubbed off. satan the Custodian of sin God didnt remove the glory of him being a singer so what about each one of you who has also sinned in one way or other who are you to be the first one to stone him, My point is the award to uphold then suspend other activities till the whole thing is over.
Finally someone reasoning!!! My exact sentiments.
Reminds of of UNIP days and that band.
LUSAMBO YOU HAVE FORGOTEN SO EASILY, YOU ORGANISED THUGS TO ATTACK YOUR DAD MJ KACHINGWE AND THIS SHOWS THAT MAYBE YOU ALSO USE CANNABIS. REMOVE WHAT IS IN YOUR OWN AYES B4 YOU START THINKING YOUR FRIEND’S AYE. THE SONG HONTS YOUR MIND MY MAN “CHIKUBABE” SHAAH.
I dont understand how you associate cannabis and violence. How many times have yu heard of rasta people fighting?
Don’t kubeba nafuti nafuti!!!!
may pf god sata who protects thieves and corrupt people like fraud mmembe and winter protect you drug trificker.
only fools can write like you.
Thats madness, he earned that award and this shouldnt be the dying poing of the guy, besides, lusambo, why dont you sort your silly life first and apologise to major kachingwe iwe mambala
This Lusambo chap is just jealousy. Let the courts do their work. At least Dandy is not a killer like him (Kachingwe saga). Am sure the song “Don’t Kubeba” is still haunting Lusamboa. Most of this music we listen to is done by dagga smokers, but we spend the whole night at Break Point listening and enjoying ourselves. So what is the brother talking about?
Lusambo, am sure you wish you were Dandy Krazy.
@ONLY FOOLS BUY THE POST NEWS PAPER – your comment is the very good example of foolishness, pomposity mixed with dullness and jealous. If you dont want to buy the Post, don’t. Keep your little money. Let others buy. The whole country buys the Post (including your father, mother, bros and sisters if they are able to read), so you are insulting everyone. The issue here is about Dandy not the Post. So you are bitter and Jealousy by bringing issues irrelevant to the discussion.
Pf cadres the only words you know are bitter, jealous, frustration & hate. You mean Ukwa has no time to teach you positive words? You are so limited in your use words. May be this is the only development you have managed to bring to Zambia, bitterness & frustrated!
Nyati shut ur hole
so lusambo is the first one to throw that stone at dandy that award was not given to dandy for being a role model but for the song and whether he is guilty the fact remains he sung dont kubeba and was awarded for that.
Ba Lusambo don’t wish bad things on your friends least they do the same for you. The boy has admitted to the charge, which is the first step to rehabilitation. Give him a break.
true..he’s a useless model..just fit for PF…
In more relevant news, Uhuru Kenyatta elected as Kenya’s fourth President!
This is more relevant indeed!
This ugly man shouldn’t have been given an award in the first place, why was he awarded? for sining a PF dont kubeba song? AIRTEL SHOULD ALSO STOP BEING POLITICAL, THE ONLY REASON THEY HAVE HIS URGLY FACE ON ALL THE POSTERS IS BECAUSE HE SUNG A PF SONG.
Ariel should know that PF will not be in power forever, play your cards right and think of the future.
Show yo face and let us judge whether you have anything that is called handsomeness in you.
shallow minded ***** u are. The Good u might have done in the past has nothing to do with the bad u will do today/tomorrow and vice-versa. The only reason Airtel contracted him is because is a crowd puller…nothing to do with politics. Learn some marketing kabudo..politics too.
if you pass a grade nine examination and as you are about to write grade twelve you arrested with examination, would you accept to revoke your grade nine certificate. the law deals with current affairs mwe wanthu
Ask them mwandi. Levels of stupidity are alarmingly high
Why do call for ministers to resign when they err? Dandy was found with Marijuana. At the mean time, it will b a shame 4 Airtel to continue using Dandy in its Commercials. Any since its in Zambia ruled by ba Sata, its normal.
Ministers are different from Dandy bwana. Those follow codes of conduct because they prevail over people. Yes, Dandy was found with Marijuana so let the law take its course. Even if Airtel stop using the bro, they won’t demand their money back!
I never understood why the president gave him an award, but I think it’d be a waste of time to officially take it away. Universities here in the U.S. are awarding honorary degrees all the time to people who speak at graduation, and I don’t understand that either. It kind of cheapens the work that the rest of us do to graduate, I think. Let the man smoke, he’s not hurting anyone. Personally, I, for one, am still a bit irritated that GBM was not removed from his position after battering his wife. That was more than a minor incident.
At least this analysis makes sense. The bro was given an award because his song “Don’t Kubeba” “defied all odds” and ascended PF to power. It was a very important tool for awareness. So, some bros are still crying up to now.
Well observed the USA system is terrible too. The EU system they just don’t want us to have degree so easily, 60pages written after 3years university just to get a BA in USA I will have a PhD by now but am fighting with MA and they want 150pages with evaluation of my researches.
The words Hate, Bitter and frustration are used repeatedly in these discussions because it is true that certain characters are Bitter, Jealousy and habour hatred against others. It is obvious that you cannot strip Dandy of his award because he was awarded based on his performance at the time. Whether he was a drug dealer at the time or not does not hold water because we only knew him as a musician. By the way, even some footballers in UK who have been awarded the MBE have certain characteristics that are not up to scratch but they are still MBEs. Armstrong was stripped because he was competing when he doped. Dandy just sung and some were happy while others were not happy but he did not physically disadvantage anyone like the way Armstrong did. Dandy deserved it, finish!
Leagalize it dont critize it.
Even calling someone “Ugly” is just a sign of hate. We don’t know how you look yourself, you might be worse.
Uhuru kenyata wins Kenyan presidency as RB advise Raila to petition the elections in court
I dont think the girl in the photo is a school girl, check makeup and age!!!!
Does 14 grams of cannabis really warrant an arrest or is that just another LT typo?
Dnady will just be given a light fine most likely community service. You should understand that anything less than 500g is not trafficking.This is the more reason st michael was not given any serious punishment. Am actually dissapointed with the ACC officers who arrested him and charged him for trafficking instaed of being in possession of an illegal drugs. Its unfortunate that they themselves dont uderstand their own act as regards trafficking.
Illogical posturing, iwe ci cadre lusambo. Further piece of evidence of angst against anything to do with PF.
People of Zambia, who among you are not sinners? who among you have not commited crimes against our national rules and laws of our constitution? We know we are bad people and we are striving for change of our immoral habits. This does not mean that we should not punish the offenders. However, regarding this man, let the court of law deal with him accordingly but let us not appeal to the president to withdraw the award given to him. What does this mean? when did he commit the offence in the first place? supporse it were you, how would you fill? regarding Airtel business, leave him alone and the Airtel company its not your agenda, in addition, thus being jealous and careless judgement. What does the lord ask of you? Micah6:8, Deut 10:12
14 grams is hardly trafficking. Everyone knows he smokes cannabis he even sings about it. It would be harsh to revoke the award. A slap on the wrist would suffice.
@khalid bin walid or bwalili or mmembe worshiper. whatever you call yourself.its you who is exposing your highest level of dullness.my point was based on the drug traficker and not the post.you just responded to my real name,that is-only fools buy the post.and want insult are you talking about you foooooo!?
OK Bloggers, Whatever we can say, Dandy as a Role Model & Human Being, Yes he should not engage himself in such, considering his role in our community. Revoking the award is not fair. People make mistakes and we learn from them. LET HIM HAVE THE AWARD, HE DESERVES IT as we are all not perfect.
And I think it will be the right step. If you cheated in your thesis or whatever the university has the right to take back your degree because certain things goes only with certain behaviour/norms/virtue. He as a role model a lot of young people are looking up to has to behave himself, he is a grown up man. Revoke the award to send a clear message, Zambia has become the centre of drugs in southern Africa yes Zambia isn’t just a transit country anymore.
Whitehead: YOU CAN NOT COMPARE A DEGREE TO THIS CASE. I think the 2 are totally very different matters, an award is just recognition, it’s not like the Man worked for it. Totally agree with you on the role model part, or even revoking his contracts by his sponsors? Getting the award will not do any good to anyone? The article does not say If he was selling or for his own use. How many Western artists/ movie stars, have been caught with drugs? Did they revoke their awards???? Give the Guy a chance
Well you might be right are two different case I DON’T even know for what this dude got an award for.BUT let see the situation in Zambia youth needs role models,the President is suffering from dementia not a role model to whom are the youth looking at to people like this dude and if we allow them to misbehave we aren’t helping the country, well let him keep his award a national apology I suggest plus a fine that money please for vulnerable streets kids thanks.
Why is it so common to Zambians if someone speaks out their mind/opinion/view people’s ASSOCIATION IS THE PERSON IS JEALOUS I JUST WONDER WHY ZAMBIANS ARE FAILING TO REASON RATIONALLY ITS NOT ALL ABOUT HATRED AND JEALOUS SOMETIMES ITS JUST WANT SOMEONE THINK. THE MESS IN THE COUNTRY ONE SOURCE IS ZAMBIANS DO BLIND FOLLOWING ANYONE CAN TAKE OVER THAT COUNTRY AS LONG AS A ZAMBIAN HAS HIS NSHIMA.MY PEOPLE START USING YOUR BRAINS *SAPERE AUDE *
JEALOUS, BITTER AND FRUSTRATED ARE WORDS MOST BLOGGERS USE WHEN THEY DON’T HAVE THE AN APPROPRIATE ANSWER.
35.1 that is really sad, always the same argumentation you are bemba that’s why u say so, you are Tonga that’s why you say so,you are jealous, you are a ….. Why all this we are all Zambians there is no 100% Tonga or bemba in Zambia never have been there.
Pleaded guilty fast because knows its unofficial govt policy to smoke
Most suucessful artists world over have been found wanting on the issue of use of recreation drugs. None of them have been striped off any wards or their advertising/promotional contracts unless they have become addicted and needed help. Snoop Dogg and many others are a classic example and so it appears does Dandy Krazy who was not arrested for intent to distribute rather it was for his personal use. So Lusambo stop the pettiness and jealousy. King Dandy keep the rthymns flowing. We love you.
Is snoop Dogg I mean snoop lion having an national American award? DON’T compare snoop lion with this villager, and in some part of America weed is allowed ZAMBIA SAYS NO DRUGS HE NEEDS TO BE PUNISHED this time a lot of youth are with role models and look up to such people and they aren’t helping to develop good virtues in the youth.
If not so how do u think HH can sign Choma declaration when he was 12, someone can lose elections in 1968 which was not an election year and that someone had not been arrested for theft but political reasons when clear to all that the opposit is the truth? You think such is slip of tongue within 3minutes by 1 individual?
The man is suffering from dementia. Zambians are just people who hardly accept the truth. That’s why this country is going down. 90days this and that HAVE EVER HEAD THAT FROM ANY PRESIDENT/CHANCELLOR ON MOTHER EARTH? DEMAND FOR WHAT HE PROMISED YOU ARE FAILING TO OPEN YOUR MOUTH STIL ELECTING FOR PF TEACH THEM A LESSON TO SEE PEOPLE ARE NOT HAPPY
A lot of full are just worshping the IDOL hakainde
Dats brilliant idea lusambo first tok of lifting yo chief’s immunity(RB) then we go to dandy crazy
ZAMBIA SHOULD NOT ACKNOWLEDGE DRUG ABUSERS BY AWARDING THEM. STATE HOUSE SHOULD HAVE INVESTIGATED THIS MARIJUANA SMOKER BEFORE HONORING HIM. IF IT IS NOT WITHDRAWN THEN ALL OUR KIDS WILL THINK THAT IS HOW LIFE SHOULD BE. AIRTEL IF YOU DO NOT REMOVE THAT CHAP ON YOUR ADS. SOME OF US WILL SERIOUSLY CONSIDER DE REGISTERING OUR SIMs WITH YOU . WE CAN NOT BE ASSOCIATED WITH MARIJUANA.
THIS IS A TEST CASE FOR YOU AIRTEL
leave dandy alone, even before the so called award, that guy used to smoke weed very much, let the court do their job, and in fact wants 14gms?
This is expected to be the simple & spontaneous response by the President, Airtel & all who have connected themselves with this man unless they are associated with the vice or other similar activities. No one is expected to remind them, I feel ashamed to be linked with Zambia, its President, Airtel (its SIM card will be in the bin shortly) and any other organizations still associated with Dandy Crazy.
The award itself will loose respect, noble people will refuse to accept such a tented award in future.
Why Luanshya of all places? He should continue trafficking dagga in Kitwe’s Wusakile. From the way he does his music, one can tell that the boy is always high on some drugs of some sort. Gladly, some of us dont pay attention to their “music” which they unfortunately claim to be Zambian. He indeed should be stripped of the prestigious award that was”erroneously” given to him. he should also made to serve somtime courtesy of GRZ in one of their plush hotels.
14grams only. You can’t even share that with a friend.
Marijuana was only blacklisted by the western world during the slavery days when they discovered how good it was for an African. African govts should now look at how to legalize it as this is even long overdue. We would not have been having all these funny diseases had we been using it freely.
No man is known to have suffered out of chamba use.
Just leave Dandy alone
Roll it, light it up and smoke it up! Only 14g! Can someone get me a kilo of good weed for medicinal reasons?
MMD Youth please learn now and learn quick,This is what you need to do sent messages to Airtel write placards and stand at the corner of Addis Ababa & Great East Road. Say Boycott Airtel Stop using Airtel use the alternative mobile provider because Airtel supports the usage of Dagga which an illegal drug and destroys the Youth.
All artist spark doobies every now then, how do think creativity comes? Donchi Kubeba
Look at what happened to Louis Armstrong the cycling champion, he was stripped of titles & has lost all sponsorship deals with various companies & he is facing possible lawsuits from the same companies. Nearby in South Africa; Oscar Pritorius is going through the same issues for allegedly murdering his girlfriend. What is so special about this dagga smoking peddler/copper thief? The President must strip him of that award ASAP. He surely is a bad role model.
Limo limo, Armstrong cheated to get thoz awards thats why there are being striped off and he hurt alot of pipo along the way.
As for Pritorius, he killed his girlfriend in cold blood.
Now Dandy was found with Marijuana which he uses to make himself high or whatever it does. Can we say he learned when he sang his song/s? can we accuse him of singing under the influence and there by disadvantaging his fellow artists or to get an up hand over others?
Are we able to prove he has been doing it all this time or has anybody ever rised such concerns?
Leave the chap alone.
He is only Human. He needs assistance to stop. They call it Rehab. I hope Zambia is still a Christian Nation.
dont kubeba dandy “””””” even HH smokes the herb. Nafuti nafuti
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