President Michael Sata used Zambia’s 47th Independence Day to honour PF cadres.
Sata honoured musician Wesley Chibambo known as Dandy Krazy for the pro-corruption song called ‘donchi kubeba’.
Dandy Krazy was honoured with the Companion Order of Freedom First Division in recognition of the role he played in bringing the Patriotic Front (PF) into government through his song, Donchi Kubeba which encouraged voters to receive bribes from other parties but vote for Sata.
Other PF supporters who were honoured for singing for the then opposition party are David Kunda Kayabwe, Shepe Mulanda, Evaristo Kaoma, Paul Mwansa, Michael Bwalya, Michael Chiwanangala, Albert Mulenga, Godfrey Chola, Mulenga Muswema, Katongo Mubanga, Albert Lengwe and Alex Lambwe.
Others are Jordan Totwa, Charles Kasapo, Martin Mumba, Lewis Mwansa, Gift Mwansa, Aaron Mwansa, Joel Banda, Sylvia Banda, Gloria Chimbini, Elizabeth Mukomang’ombe, Bridget Chimbini and Mary Mwewa.
Sata also honoured Sydney Kangwa and Leo Chitaika Banda with the President’s Medal for Gallantry.
The two were honoured for rescuing two Zesco Limited employees, Joseph Mulenga and Clement Chanda, who were trapped in an inferno at Kariba North Bank power station.
Others honoured were former speaker of the national Assembly Amusaa Mwanamwamba, chief Macha and late AIDS activist Winston Zulu.