Court sends ‘Advocate Barbie’ back to jail

Cezanne Visser lost an urgent court bid to have her jail term converted into correctional supervision.

Former advocate Cezanne Visser, better known as "Advocate Barbie". Picture: Johann Hattingh/SAPA

JOHANNESBURG - Cezanne Visser will continue to serve out her seven-year prison sentence in jail, after she lost an urgent court bid to have her term converted into correctional supervision.

The former advocate was convicted in 2009, on 12 counts of fraud and several counts of indecent assault on minor girls and contravening the Films and Publications Act for crimes she committed in 2002.

Visser, dubbed "Advocate Barbie" went to the North Gauteng High Court on an urgent basis on Wednesday.

Department of Correctional Service spokesperson Ofentse Morwane said the case was struck off the court's roll, with costs, in favour of the department.

Morwane said the judge's decision meant Visser would return to the Pretoria Central Prison to continuing serving her term.