Advocate Barbie's mom writes tell-all
Philip de Bruin
Johannesburg – The "dark depths of sexual sadism" that Cezanne Visser, also known as 'Advocate Barbie', dabbled in is now coming to light in a new book written by her mother, Susan Lemmer.
The book also delves into the "deceit, exploitation and manipulation" during Visser’s remarkable relationship with Dirk Prinsloo, who is now serving jail time in Belarus on robbery charges.
The book has just been released.
Ek wil hê jy moet weet: sy is steeds my kind (I want you to know: She is still my child) deals with the dramatic events that occurred in Lemmer and her daughter’s life over the past 10 years.
Secret sex life
Visser and Prinsloo were both practising attorneys when details about their secret sex life were exposed. This eventually led to one of the most extraordinary hearings regarding sexual misconduct and the production of child pornography in recent years.
After Prinsloo fled the country, Visser was found guilty in the Pretoria High Court on 11 counts and sentenced to seven years imprisonment.
In the book Lemmer speaks of the "hell" she had to go through because of the bad choices her daughter made. She is also honest about the mistakes she, too, is guilty of making.
"I merely want to tell (in the book) the story of what happened, because to know, is to understand."
In the book Lemmer publishes a letter written to her by Visser from jail. In the letter she writes: "I should have heeded the red light – warnings, I should have listened to you, but I didn’t. The prayer of my heart is that you will forgive me..."