by Jodee Brown
Incarcerated Dancehall star, Vybz Kartel will return to court for a second consecutive summer as his conspiracy case has been put off until July.
The matter, which is connected to the Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams murder case was mentioned at a hearing inside the Corporate Area Resident Magistrates Court in Kingston Friday morning. Kartel, whose real name isAdidja Palmer is jointly charged alongside singer and long-time protégé, Vanessa ‘Gaza Slim’ Saddler as well as studio engineer,Andre ‘Pim Pim’ Henry with attempting to pervert the course of justice and perverting the course of justice.
Gaza Slim admits the constant delays havefrustrated all parties involved, telling IRIE FM that the legal process has been tiring. However, she is optimistic there will be a light at the end of the tunnel.
“Dem just constantly putting it off, putting it off but yuh done know, a God we put we trust inna enuh, not mankind so what is to be must be,” she said. “Just waiting on the boss [Kartel] to just come out. Yuh done know everybody miss him but I miss him the most.”
Gaza Slim and Pim Pim are currently out on bail while Kartel, who was granted bail in the conspiracy matter last November, remains imprisoned as he has yet to be afforded bail in the Williams murder case. It is alleged that Kartel ordered Gaza Slim to file a police report claiming she had been robbed and gun-butted by Williams in October 2011, the same month Kartel was charged with Williams’ murder.
He is expected to return to court May 27th in the Williams matter when the trial is expected to commence. He and five other men are accused of participating in Williams’ murder at a Havendale, St. Andrew residence in August 2011.