'Advocate Barbie' to stay in jail

2013-01-30 11:11

Johannesburg - Cezanne Visser, the former advocate who became known as "Advocate Barbie", has lost a second attempt to be released from prison, the SABC reported on Wednesday.

On Friday, the correctional supervision and parole board turned down Visser's request to convert her prison sentence to correctional supervision.

Visser is serving a seven-year jail term for indecently assaulting young girls and women, for the manufacture and possession of child pornography, and for defrauding a children's home.

She started serving her sentence in May 2010 after the Supreme Court of Appeal dismissed an application for leave to appeal.

Visser brought a review application in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria after the parole board found, in August, that she was not a suitable candidate for the conversion of her sentence into correctional supervision.

According to the SABC, Judge Tati Makgoka set aside the decision and ordered the case management committee to prepare all relevant documentation, including reports by Visser's social worker and psychologist, within 21 days.

He reportedly ordered the parole board to, before Thursday, again consider whether to recommend to the sentencing court that Visser was a suitable candidate for the conversion of her sentence to correctional supervision.


  • amber.rancic - 2013-01-30 11:37

    Somehow this just makes a mockery of all the "remorse and regret" she apparently felt during her trial.

      danalexsmith - 2013-01-30 12:11

      messing with kids should be a life sentence without parole.

      lownabester - 2013-01-30 14:23

      Rot in hell, never have you shown any remorse.

  • HayleyEL - 2013-01-30 11:40

    She must stay in there and rot. Despicable woman!

  • Nhlakanipho Clark Mzelemu - 2013-01-30 11:47

    only 7 yrs for manufacturing child pornography, mxim take ha to Deipsloot

  • Lizette van Wyk-WC - 2013-01-30 11:55

    She should stay for the rest of her life! A woman molesting little girls should not even be alive. Sick perverted woman!

      Lizette van Wyk-WC - 2013-01-30 12:12

      To whom ever is down thumbing the comments on this article, Hit and run is a fools game, plz tell us why you don't agree or post your own comment.

      sandra.blignault - 2013-01-30 12:18

      I fully agree! But you're giving her a lot of credit by calling her a woman! She is a demon straight from hell!!! And should return from where she came!

      Lizette van Wyk-WC - 2013-01-30 12:20

      sandra.blignault-I agree and are replacing woman with your spot on description.

      Jeremy - 2013-01-30 12:24

      People can change Lizette. She may have been sick and perverted as you say, but that doesn't necessarily mean whe'll stay sick and pervedrted for the rest of her life. That said I do think she should serve more of her sentence than she has so far before being considered for parole

      Lizette van Wyk-WC - 2013-01-30 12:33

      Jeremy Thorpe- still, she is not babysitting my little girl. Changed or not.

      nakitaleigh.willemse - 2013-01-30 12:47

      im sorry Jeremy, im going to have to disagree there, i was sexually molested as a child and i only wish the person who did it had gone to jail and served a life sentance, she may have changed, but the damaged she caused will stay with those victims for the rest of their lives, its not something that can go away, nor be medicated away, it stays there, the night mares, the problems with being able to be touched by another person. the mental blocks and walls you put up, barbie gets to have 3 meals a day, whilst one of her victims isnt even alive today due to her commiting suicide because of what happened, yes some people who commit these crimes do change, but that been said, they Stil commited a grave crime, and therefor should be punished for that. i truly hope she gets a good few years to think about that in jail, no matter how long she stays in there, she will never fully understand the depth of pain, hurt, emotional stress she has caused those girls.

      koo.doyle - 2013-01-30 12:52

      Nobody is talking about babysitting your kids Lizette, but I think it should be taken into account, the influence of that nasty piece of work she was with. Women have been known to do all sorts of strange things when with certain types of men. What she did was awful. Would she reoffend? That's the big question. I would advocate for correctional supervision, and put her to work to pay some sort of compensation to the victims. At least that's more useful than rotting in jail.

      Lizette van Wyk-WC - 2013-01-30 13:24

      koo.doyle-I respect your view and good intentions. Rotting in jail is helping, at least she won't have the opportunity to become a repeat offender and is that really a risk that we want to take? She should stay in jail. Better for children that way. ;-)

      gemma.vandermerwe - 2013-01-30 13:46

      @Koo-Doyle How will she compensate to the girl that committed suicide because of her actions. I strongly feel that if someone's actions lead to the suicide of another they must be treated the same as a murder. The same with the rape or molestation of another. That person's life gets changed irrevocably.

      koo.doyle - 2013-01-30 13:51

      Unfortunately, she's going to be out soon enough anyway. I hear what you're saying Lizette, I just wish there were a way to make criminals more useful, instead of just keeping them in jail at the taxpayers expense. Medical trials maybe? God knows, its better than testing on innocent animals.

      Jeremy - 2013-01-30 14:07

      I think Koo is right. Visser is a lawyer by profession. She could be doing something useful to atone for her crimes rather than sitting in jail indefinitely. Will she re-offend. I think it's unlikely now that she's no longer with the guy who initiated things. And to all those who say she's the devil and deserves to die or rot in jail for life, I say have a bit of Christian charity.....she's still young, she did wrong, she could spend the rest of her life atoning for what she did by being a legal adviser to victims of child abuse.

      Lizette van Wyk-WC - 2013-01-30 14:16

      koo.doyle-Yes! If those animals could vote, you would have 1000 thumbs up! ;-) and one from Hitler. Seriously though, I get what you are saying. I agree with reformation, but that is a new subject and there are many factors that play a part, like psychopathic behaviour, how do you reform that?

      karen.glautier - 2013-01-30 16:01

      So let me get this straight Jeremy Thorpe..... You are suggesting that this woman (who sexually abused children) be released to work with sexually abused children??!?!? Really??????

      nakita.willemse.5 - 2013-01-30 16:07

      what message does it give out if she gets released early? that its fine to sexually assault a child? i think not! 7 years for her crime is minor compared to how she ruined those girls lives!

  • caroline.jacobs.1675 - 2013-01-30 11:55


      Antipoaching - 2013-01-30 12:05

      7 years was too lenient, should have been life

  • moeg.malseun - 2013-01-30 12:13

    at least dirk will be in jail for the rest of his life although not here the Balkans jails are just as bad

  • sandra.blignault - 2013-01-30 12:21

    She is a demon straight from hell! No mercy should be given to her. Hope she rots in jail for what she did.

  • charltonnicky06 - 2013-01-30 12:21

    At least we do something right, and keep a monster in jail....

  • riette.nothling - 2013-01-30 12:49

    It really baffles me that she still tries to get out earlier even though she received such a laughable sentence to begin with! For what she did to those poor girls she should sit for 70 years!

  • roy.wadhams.1 - 2013-01-30 13:38

    Let her serve her FULL sentence because she should have known better but used her position as an advocate to do these deeds. Show her no mercy. A pity they cannot get her accomplice.

  • Sulette Behnke - 2013-01-30 13:58

    Seven years is nothing , keep her there

  • Sulette Behnke - 2013-01-30 14:04

    If someone is so easily influenced by a man as she claims, even with her intelligence and degree it's better she stays where she is. To let her off earlier will say what she did "was not so bad". It's bad. And it's non reversible to the victims. She did not have remorse or morals when she gained their trust and she can be placed in the same category as Gert Van Rooyen's girlfriend. She's a long term accomplice and she could've outed or raised alarm long before they were caught. You can't justify the act by an excuse as "love" because she clearly knew the law, and wrong from right, as well as the consequence

  • afortuin - 2013-01-30 14:33

    She should stay where she is. There's no excuse for any form of abuse against children.

  • sheila.algie - 2013-01-30 15:07

    She chose to use vulnerable children for her own evil pleasures. She is lucky she only got 7 years. Even if people argue that she was influenced by her boyfriend, I don't buy it. She is an educated adult that could have made a decent decision not to go this horrific route.

  • caine.abel.75 - 2013-01-30 15:15

    She must hook up with shabier shaiks connections+

  • annie.botha.50 - 2013-01-30 15:17

    The B...h, should stay there for the rest of her life. She is only sorry because she was caught and is in jail. She is an advocate/ a custodian of the law, she did now better, and could have gotten out of it at anytime and got her male friend arrested, and gotten help for the children, as well as stopped it from happening to more. I bet you walk through a jail and 99.99% of them are sorry for what they did, just so that they can get out

  • candiese.marnewick - 2013-01-31 06:15

    She deserves to stay there for the rest of her life, 7 years is laughable. Her victims will be haunted for the rest of their lives while in a few years time she will be out enjoying life again - she clearly has absolutely no conscience or she wouldn't have applied to have her sentence converted. Disgusting that as an advocate, of all people, she should definitely have known better.

  • Vlad Wasinsky - 2013-08-18 09:23

    On the other hand there are cadres, guilty of far worst atrocities and criminal transgressions that were not even convicted, and those who were, were after a few months not only paroled but got presidential pardons, due to fake illness. Is that justice?.

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