Advocate Barbie loses bid, stays in jail

2012-10-11 19:08

Johannesburg - The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has denied a sentence conversion application by Cezanne Visser, the Gauteng department of correctional services said on Thursday.

Visser, dubbed "Advocate Barbie", made an urgent application to the court that her remaining sentence be commuted to correctional supervision, the department said in a statement.

She was convicted of child abuse charges in 2009.

On Wednesday the court struck the matter from the roll, with costs, in favour of the department, due to lack of urgency.

"This implies that the offender will continue with her prison term at the Pretoria Central Prison," the department said.

Earlier this year, her lawyer Llewellyn Curlewis told Rapport her release on correctional supervision had been recommended by National Commissioner Tom Moyane.

In 2009, Visser was sentenced to seven years in jail on 11 charges including fraud, soliciting a girl to commit indecent acts, indecently assaulting girls, and the manufacturing and possession of child pornography.

  • charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-10-11 19:17

    GOOD! This sex-mad pervert and her lust for little girls is just disgusting! She is a predator and must stay behind bars.

      frik.mcdonald.9 - 2012-10-11 20:19

      Crackpot what a fool, people like YOU should also get chucked in the loony bin.

      adriaan.delange.94 - 2012-10-12 03:22

      What then about Shaick and Selebe. Yes they did not abuse children, but they stole your money. I think with a proper program BARBIE can be rehabilitated. But her on a strong rehabilitation program and let us see if we can not assist her. But you would rather talk bad about BARBIE, but nothing the murderers and corruption. Get alive. How do you rehabilitate corruption; declare them ill and make them fantastic golfers with your money!

  • christiaan.vanvuuren.9 - 2012-10-11 19:22

    Only 7 yeara... What a load of bull

  • sheda.habib - 2012-10-11 19:23

    The poor kids of SA have enough to deal with without this molester adding to their woes. Serve your sentence unhappily and may you have as much empathy and pity as you gave those poor little girls.....

  • lyn.ward.73 - 2012-10-11 19:24

    Let her rot in jail. Disgusting woman!

  • larry.piggott1 - 2012-10-11 19:35

    Not a member of the Golf and Cigar set?

  • etienneenanneline.gouws - 2012-10-11 19:55

    Rot in jail!!! We dont want you on our streets with our children!!!

  • johnwilliam.roberts - 2012-10-11 20:02

    she should be allowed to stay with julius together forever .

      desertratbkf - 2012-10-11 20:16

      Love it! Both share a brain cell!

  • nico.vandermerwe.54 - 2012-10-11 20:06

    Try medical parole. It worked for Shaik

  • pierre.nortje.581 - 2012-10-11 20:20

    I actually pity her. I really think that dwarfish hobbit ex-boyfriend of her rotting in some Russian Jail had her in the palm of his greasy hand.

      sandra.j.rennie - 2012-10-12 08:40

      She has her own brain pierre.nortje.581. She could have thought that these acts were wrong and indecent, and being an Advocate you would think that she had more brains than the average Joe Soap. You cannot blame the boyfriend, he did not force her. And even if he did, she could have walked away from this despicable behavior. She only has herself to blame. Her sentence is far too lenient for what she did to these children.

  • peter.retief - 2012-10-11 22:31

    wasn't it her boyfriend who did the bad stuff?

      sarah.bouttell - 2012-10-12 12:25

      No, she too was an active participant.

  • charmaine.rowlands - 2012-10-12 00:28

    Commit the crime, DO the time (which wasn't NEARLY enough).

  • john.roodt.1 - 2012-10-12 00:29

    It will be an injustice if she is released early. We need to remember that one of the girls later on committed suicide as she could not handle the psychological trauma endured anymore. All of beacuse of Suzanne Visser and Dirk Prinsloo,s sick games.

      laurie.pieters - 2012-11-29 23:32

      Actually that's nor strictly true. That girl was on the streets from the age of 9. She had a really difficult life. She was a heroine addict and although the incidents with Visser influenced her life they were hardly the catalyst for her suicide. She had stabbed someone and was afraid of being arrested and incarcerated by SAPS and is still wanted by SAPS for several offenses even though she has passed. I hope she is resting in peace

      laurie.pieters - 2012-11-29 23:34

      However I do agree that Visser should not be released early and that her sentence was light.

  • tony.angel.3975 - 2012-10-12 07:45

    I think she might be enjoying it "inside"with all the girls?

  • richard.zanner - 2012-10-12 09:25

    Off course she will not come out. She is not terminal.

  • jim.dickson2 - 2012-10-12 10:35

    If she behaves herself she will be eligible for parole soon. Even without getting sick!

  • alexandra.nett - 2012-10-12 11:51


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