Thursday 28 May, 2020

XOXO: Vybz Kartels’ appeal rejected and social media is not having it

Vybz Kartel's appeal denied...

Vybz Kartel's appeal denied...

He is a man of many names, but, however you refer to him, on Friday, Di Dancehall Pele, the Jordan, The Tall Man, The Smart One, The Last Dan Adidja ‘Vybz Kartel’ Palmer's appeal was rejected and streamed for all his fans to see.

By decision of the local Court of Appeal, the deejay will remain behind bars until a further Supreme Court decision is made.

Palmer's appeal was made on the conviction and sentence for the 2011 slaying of his associate Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams.

While he was convicted in 2014, Kartel has been behind bars since September 2011, after being sentenced to life imprisonment with a recommendation that he serve 35 years before becoming eligible for parole.

The decision is a blow to the legions of diehard Gaza fans who have patiently waited for nearly 10 years with hopes of seeing the self-proclaimed ‘World Boss’ walk free.

We’ve scoured the thousands of tweets, IG and Facebook posts to get the word around the interwebs. Here’s what many of them had to say…

Starting with the Queen of the Stage Spice…

A message from Popcaan...

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

stay up G pray up freedom cry family fi life a swear✊🏿🙏🏿

A post shared by 876GUD (@popcaanmusic) on

Response from Valerie Neita-Robertson, a senior member of Kartel’s defence team in anticipation of the decision...

Following the decision…

Some concern...

Then the fans shared their bits before and after the decision was made…

Facebook users chimed in too…

 

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