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'Barbie' might get parole

2012-02-19 15:43

Johannesburg - Convicted sex offender Cézanne Visser may be released on parole after serving two years of a seven year sentence, according to a newspaper report on Sunday.

Her lawyer Llewellyn Curlewis told Rapport that her release on correctional supervision had been recommended by National Commissioner Tom Moyane.

This was because of good behaviour while in prison and because she had been rehabilitated.

Curlewis said Visser was excited about her possible release, but said the process could take anything from a month to two years.

Acting correctional services commissioner Phumalani Ximiya said he could confirm that Visser's application had been received and that she would received an answer in a month or two.

However, he said she was only due for consideration for parole next year.

In 2009, Visser was convicted on 11 charges including fraud, soliciting a 15-year-old girl to commit indecent acts, indecently assaulting girls, and manufacturing and possession of child pornography.

Comments
  • Wesley - 2012-02-19 15:52

    Now all the parents must start worry again, Cezanne is on the loose

      Carmen Swanepoel - 2012-02-19 15:59

      What is this country coming to??? This is shocking!

      karen.glautier - 2012-02-19 16:17

      After the anguish and torture she put those girls and their families through. She deserves to rot in jail., expecting us to kisten to her stupid stories about being brain washed etc. Grow a spine. I hope some women in jail got hold of you and mad you participate in things you didn't want to. Scum of the earth. One of those girls killed herself because of you! Nxa

      Yvette Wiid - 2012-02-19 16:29

      No man on earth could make me do the things that woman did. Who's to say she wouldn't fall under some other weirdo's spell? She seems weak-willed enough for it to happen again.

      Francois - 2012-02-19 22:39

      First;y Cezanne has paid her dues to society if she is granted parole, we can on the one side not criticise the ANC for not adhering to the rule of law and when it suits us, decide that that very same rule of law in this case is not good enough. I think that nobody in any situation will let their daughter go for a family weekend with Cezanne again. I think that she might find useful employment at Malema and co - they are young enough and will need good legal advice soon, well having said the latter, maybe it Julius still has more influence than we think...

  • Abo Bunny Zizi - 2012-02-19 16:05

    So this is the message we want to send sex offenders in this country considering the rate at which such crimes occur..

      Vegi - 2012-02-19 16:23

      She is not a sex offender, it is that sicko Prinsloo. The court were hyped up as usual by the media, arriving at an irrational and harsh sentence of seven years. Instead authorities should seek extradition of Prinsloo to serve a life sentence here in South Africa.

      Mattewis - 2012-02-20 07:31

      @Vegi You mean to tell me that a well educated (in LAW nonetheless) adult woman could not help police set up a sting to catch Prinsloo, but rather helped him partake in the horrific crime by collecting the poor defenseless children at an orphanage HERSELF? You must either be living in full acceptance of the New South African alternate reality where corruption & crime have become a way of life and this should be considered a minor offence, or you must really believe that men are superior to women and aforementioned thus easily malleable by the will of the "dominant male"! A seven year sentence for this level of crime is a slap on the wrist, and 2-4 years basically a full exoneration! The victims of this crime in contrast have received LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE, but as usual are long forgotten by society! I don't want to get personal, but you should perhaps change your name. It sounds too much like an abbreviation for "vegetable".

      kelabuschagne - 2012-02-20 08:05

      @Vegi - sorry, not a sex offender? Were you following the same trial? That this woman could climb in her car, drive for about 20 - 30 minutes to a Child's place of safety to go and handpick a young girl, drive back home and present this little girl to her lover, and you dare to say the court were hyped up by the media? One persons cruelty has led to a lifetime of suffering for these children and you say 7 years was harsh. Goodness gracious me!

      Monique - 2012-02-20 08:38

      @ Vegi-it has been phsycologically proven that sex offenders cannot be rehabilitated. As much as she says that she was 'forced and manipulated' to participate, she still continued at her own will knowing it is wrong. If I was abused as a child and continue the abuse onto my own children...does not make it any more excusable! It is still wrong and I should then be punished for it. She should rot in jail!

  • Vegi - 2012-02-19 16:07

    She must be released immediately. She did not kill anybody. She must be allowed to rejoin society and possible contribute something towards the rehabilitation of her victim. In fact I never believed that this girl is evil other than that the sicko, Prinsloo corrupted her. She is not prison material.

      karen.glautier - 2012-02-19 16:18

      You are obviously just a little stupid

      pws69 - 2012-02-19 16:26

      Yes she did. At least one of her victims committed suicide. That is murder as the death resulted from her actions. Look, Vegetable, I know you comment just to get a rise out of people, but there is a limit, even for someone as sick as you.

      pws69 - 2012-02-19 18:45

      Ah Vegetable, almost three years on, and you STILL haven't grown up. Are you one of those 45 year old ANCYL members?

      Alex - 2012-02-19 19:41

      @Vegi. So this woman acted as any reasonable human would? I would rather die than take part in such things. Those who take advantage and abuse the vulnerable are evil.... I found your view and theory that she was merely acting out of fear or some misguided sense of devotion interesting. I'm sure that we can apply this theory of yours elsewhere? For example. Say there was this extremely powerful group of people, a government perhaps. And they decided that they wanted to do something incredibly wrong, like establish a system called Apartheid. In order to achieve this goal, however, they needed help to segregate society and, I'm quoting you here, "kill thousands of black people." so they instilled a great sense of fear or even a feeling of "infantile devotion" in people. Surely, according to YOUR views and theories demonstrated in the 'Barbie' case, these people are not responsible for their actions but merely victims of an Evil and powerful force?

  • luytster - 2012-02-19 16:07

    QUIET FARE JUSTICE I WOULD SAY. i WOULD SAY 10 YEARS SERVED FIVE WITH REMISSION . SHE IS NOT A CRIMINAL. bUT SWEETHEART I HOPE YOU LEARNT SOMETHING INSIDE OTHER WISE IT MEANS zILTCH

      karen.glautier - 2012-02-19 16:19

      She is a sex offender, she helped that man rape little girls. One of them commited suicide afrterward. She should rot in jail forever!

  • billidp - 2012-02-19 16:11

    Cr@p!!! Keep her in prison ... 2 years is too short and I don't believe she is rehabilitated!!

  • Vegi - 2012-02-19 16:18

    She is deserving of parole perhaps to complete her sentence giving legal services to victims of phaedophilia.

      TaniaSandraSteyn - 2012-02-19 19:06

      That is a fantastic idea, Vegi. Brilliant. A pity that people have developed such a hate for you that they even 'thumbs down' the good comments you make. Consider changing you alias. Doctors and other professionals should also be forced to serve out their sentence teaching inmates and using their skills. /why must people sit on their arses while the rest of the Community have to pay for their upkeep?

      Alex - 2012-02-19 19:13

      Now there is an idea. Let's take a convicted abuser who preyed on and destroyed the lives of vulnerable children and put them in a position of power and in contact with already abused and exceptionally vulnerable victims.

      Cracker - 2012-02-19 20:59

      @ Tania Sandra Steyn Jy is wragtig mal.

  • karen.glautier - 2012-02-19 16:22

    How can she be rehabilitated? She's had no young impressionable girls to molest. As soon as she meets a big strong willed man she will allow herself to be manipulated all over again. She is spineless and weak and scum.

  • pws69 - 2012-02-19 16:24

    WTF????? Crime sure pays in SA. Criminals just keep getting away with it. I'm starting to understand the thinking behind the Cato Manor Death squad. Cops put their lives on the line daily to put this scum behind bars, and if the courts aren't letting them go (9% conviction rate on serious and violent crimes), the parole board is.

  • Vegi - 2012-02-19 16:25

    This woman is not a sex offender, she merely participated in the crimes of this evil Prinsloo. He must be fetched from Belarus and punished accordingly.

      Cracker - 2012-02-19 17:18

      @ Vegi How insightful of you to realize that you are not a sex offender provided you have a partner in the act. Same applies to murder. As long as you and a partner are involved together in the killing you cannot be a murderer. So much more reason to hear your expert assumptions about our legal system given the remarkable insight of your legal brain. You are truly blessed.

  • Vegi - 2012-02-19 16:40

    In fact South Africa's justice system sucks because it is only the weakling that get punished. Look at this case, Prinsloo was allowed bail while highly likely that he might skip the country, thus leaving the poor woman to take the rap for all the dirt. Look at the case of Zuma's accomplice, Shabir Shaik. Zuma was not charged simultaneously with Shaik so that he can raise numerously technicalities, thus evading incarceration and eventually ascending the first office. Look at Selebi and Aggliotti. The giant drug lord and chief mafioso, Agglioti slithered out of very serious charges so that the old man, Selebi, who has fallen out of favour with authorities is surely incarcerated. I don't appreciate my tax money being used to feed a woman sho should not have been incarcerated in the first place.

      Cracker - 2012-02-19 17:05

      @ Vegi How do you think the legal system will cope with Mr Malema? Same shortcomings or will we see an improvement? Your expert assumptions to follow in response. By the way, it was not highly likely that Prinsloo might have skipped the country and it is totally untrue that it was deliberately calculated so that Visser would be left to take the rap. It was not deliberate to charge Zuma separately in order to allow him to raise numerous technicalities. The case eventually was not withdrawn based on technicalities but on the application of a legal principle not part of our law nor recognized in the jurisdiction even from where it was borrowed by the SA prosecution authorities as a reason for withdrawing the matter. Agliotti's evidence was essential to get a conviction against Selebi. Hence the reason for the plea bargain. Now for your expert assumption on the route Mr Malema's legal difficulties will take him. You are a fan of Mr Malema? Not so? Hence your hatred for our country's President Jacob Zuma.

      TaniaSandraSteyn - 2012-02-19 19:10

      Again Vegi - completely true. Cracker, catch a wake up. Let the woman work to pay back her debt to Society. Why must all the criminals sit in jail to f-all when they can make a contribution to society if they have the skills? Get the ankle bracelets and make them work for free for the full term of their sentence. Your hate of VEgi is getting in the way of thinking about positive solutions.

      Cracker - 2012-02-19 20:24

      @ Tania Sandra Steyn If you can't see what that Vegi is trying to achieve then I don't know. You disregard the rest of that person's comments and the filthy agenda behind it. I was going to comment that you should no longer postpone that brain scan but decided against it.

  • Walter - 2012-02-19 16:56

    Why, why, why??? One gets tried, one gets convicted, one must serve his/her time in the clink whatever the circumstances.

  • Vegi - 2012-02-19 17:12

    karen.glautier Dear Karen I am sorry that you may have been a victim of phaedophilia. I suggest that you don't take your frustations out of Ms Visser who herself was a victim of woman abuse at the hands of a male phaedophile by the name of Advocate Dirk Prinsloo. Your cause will be better served if you ceaselessly pursue those who caused injustice against your body or spirit until justice is served on them. Advocate Cessane Visser is not the cause of your grief and your hysterical protestations are not going to change the facts. The evidence led in court showed that at all material times Ms Visser was not the mastermind of the crimes committed, but Prinsloo was. She did all what she did under duress or infantile devotion to Prinsloo. That is a strong mitigating factor calling for correctional supervision of community service. Insulting me won't help ease your pain. Your only way out is to ensure that justice is served to your tormentors. Yours Truly Vegetarian

      Alex - 2012-02-19 21:41

      You have no right to speak to this woman about why a convicted sex offender behaved in the way that they did or make any suggestions as to where she should direct her frustrations. How dare you tell her how to better serve her 'cause'. Visser, Prinsloo and every other rapist, pedophile and sexual offender give their victims A LIFE SENTENCE, that is more horrific than any prison cell. Two years and a little time spent under correctional "supervision" is a disgusting solution.

      karen.glautier - 2012-02-19 22:12

      Dear, not so much, Vegetable, Do not attempt to be condescending to me. You see I am brave enough to post under my real name, unlike you I am proud of my opinions (albeit that's all they are) and have no reason to hide behind a pseudonym. I have enough courage to stand by my opinions. You however use an alias and spew forth trivial half baked ideas, in order to create an argumentative forum. I'm sure your mother would be proud. Contrary to your very vivid imaginings that I was harmed by a paedophile, I had a very safe and happy childhood (sorry to disappoint you - NOT!) however I do have children and God help the man, woman or monste that attempts to touch my child. Children should be protected, and when something the likes of...... this woman, who was an adult, claims that a man manipulated her into helping him abduct and rape these young girls...... then she deserves to pay the price for her actions. Even if she is just plain thick! So even though it appears that you are one of the many spineless people out there who allows yourself to be manipulated and then shouts foul after the fact, I suggest you never allow anyone near your children one day, or maybe even go near them yoyrself!

      karen.glautier - 2012-02-19 22:29

      Oh and Vegi, according to your rationale, the murderers of the young mother in Pretoria, Chanelle, they shouldn't go to jail, even though they drove beside her on a motorbike and pointed a gun at her and pulled the trigger, because oh shame, they weren't the masterminds. Your name is very appropriate, we do refer to brain dead people as vegetables don't we! Lol

  • Chané Baasden - 2012-02-19 18:14

    Convicted sex-offenders should never be released. It is has been proven that the majority of sex-offenders cannot be rehabilitated, just like violent sosiopaths- it is in their genetic make-up. It does not matter that she was alledgedly 'abused' or that she was not the 'mastermind' behind these horrific deeds - you DO NOT take out your perverted, sexual fantasies out on children. Anyone who thinks that this Barbie pervert woman should be released and supported- you are no better then the sicko pedophiles. Also, according to the logic of people such as 'Vegi' who are commenting their support and understanding for 'Barbie' - Andrew Jordaan who raped an 8 year old and then molested and murdered Sheldean Human - should he then also have been released on parole before his 'just desserts' demise in prison? We've all had drama in our lives, we've all been hurt and had to endure various hardships and any decent person will know how such experiences feel and therefore ensure that they never put anybody else through that trauma. In conclusion: Cezanne Visser, I hope you do get released on parole because everywhere you go people will only ever see you as a kiddy-fiddler and the shame, humiliation and embarrasment will give you a small taste of what your victims had to endure. There's a special place in Hell reserved for creatures such as yourself.

  • Marion - 2012-02-19 18:39

    This is a miscarriage of justice. She only got seven years to begin with. She should serve out her sentence. Didn't one of her victims commit suicide? How do they know she's been rehabilitated? Don't think there are any little girls in prison to test that assertion.

      TaniaSandraSteyn - 2012-02-19 19:15

      Marion, your comments are well-balanced and thought through. What Vegi is suggesting is a viable alternative. Let her WORK her way back into acceptance in Society. If they still had prison gangs building roads and helping with infrastructure instead of sitting on their asses, I would not have a problem. Why do they need cleaning services and cooks in jail? The prisoners should be the ones cleaning and cooking. Give it some thought.

      Cracker - 2012-02-19 20:27

      @ Tania Sandra Steyn The person commenting here under the name of Vegi is actually saying that Visser is INNOCENT. Can't you see? Then the comments go further. Read them. Maybe expedite that brain scan and get an eye test as well.

      Cracker - 2012-02-19 20:47

      @ Tania Sandra Steyn I only have to refer you to that distasteful persons comment above at February 19, 2012 at 16:40. Do you comprehend what I am saying?

  • Sizwe - 2012-02-19 20:22

    I don't understand you people. You advocate for the release of boys who murdered a harmless old vagrant for fun, but you want a woman who "claimed" to be abused and coerced into committing the said crimes to rot in jail!? And we are the barbarians in this country....

      Cracker - 2012-02-19 20:34

      Who exactly are you referring to when you say that "you people" advocate the release of some but not others? The intricate workings of propaganda. Luckily some readers of these forums are not quite so dumb.

  • briana.scott - 2012-02-20 08:40

    perfect example of what is wrong with our country. Crimes against our children are not punishable. A slap on the wrist should not be tolerated.

  • Helene - 2012-02-20 09:59

    I have huge sympathy for Barbie. Like the followers of cult leader Jim Jones, she was under the spell of an evil charismatic man and would have done anything for him. Were those devotees who helped poison their children in Jonestown evil? No, just deluded. Visser was also deluded.

  • Sandy - 2012-02-20 10:38

    How dare you even think of parole, she needs to stay there for good...........

  • skinderbekkie.pretoria - 2012-05-07 16:42

    oh come on give the girl a break. She was never the bad witch everyone made her out to be. I went to school with Cezanne and she was the sweetest girl I knew, an i would be one of the first to congratulate her if she get out!

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