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Barbie 'must do the time'

02 March 2010, 11:30  - Nicci
Dear Editor,

I would like to have a look at the sentence of Cézanne Visser (aka Advocate Barbie). It is extremely shocking to see that a person could get off so lightly after everything she had done.

I am shocked to see how many people actually feel sorry for her and think that the sentence is too harsh. Wake up people - she had done the crime (more than once!), and she must do the time.

The reason I feel that her sentence is too light, is the fact that she is an informed and intelligent woman. She had enough knowledge of our legal system to know what she was doing, was a crime. Especially the fact that she got her LLB-degree Cum Laude, applies to this argument.

Furthermore, she has not once apologised to her victims, even though she admits what she did was wrong, but uses the excuse that she was under Dirk Prinsloo's "spell".

Don't get me wrong. I know that there are many women who are mistreated and abused by their partners, and in some circumstances this can definitely lead to them being unstable and unaware of what they do. But I still feel that a person with Cézanne's education and experience in the legal field cannot be intimidated to the point of "forgetting" their entire professional studies/knowledge.

Furthermore, some of the deeds she had done were done in Dirk Prinsloo's absence. How had he intimidated her to do these things if he wasn't even there to witness it? It sickens me to see that someone can get away with such a light sentence after all the pain she caused to all her victims, especially the children.

The irony of it all is, had she been a man, everyone would've been asking for the highest possible sentence, as is the case with Mr Dirk Prinsloo. They both deserve the same harsh punishment!

Nicci

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