'Thank you for raising our daughter': Zephany’s parents forgive her abductor

By admin
11 March 2015

Zephany’s parents were recently reunited with her nearly two decades after she was abducted from Groote Schuur Hospital when she was just a few days old.

Zephany Nurse’s biological parents say they’re now regularly in contact with their estranged daughter in an attempt to build a relationship with her. They’re forgiven the woman who abducted her 17 years ago.

The woman who abducted her was last week released on bail of R5 000.

Zephany’s biological parents said in an interview with radio station Cape Talk they believe there was a reason why the woman (now 50), of Lavender Hill, took their daughter.

Morné Nurse, Zephany’s biological father, says there is a special bond between them.

“I think there is acceptance from her side. I can tell from the messages I receive from her every day.”

The Nurses stresses they’re not angry with the alleged abductor.

"If we don’t forgive how is our lives going to move on, we will be stuck in darkness," Celeste Nurse said. "In order for God to forgive you, forgive too and God will bless you and that is what I have done, I forgave her.

"Even if I see her I'll give her a hug and say thank you for raising my daughter," she added.

Her husband agrees. “Our family believes in forgiveness and we live it out. We can’t hate, and a life without forgiveness is unthinkable. I think that’s the reason we’re so special. When I saw my daughter I immediately experienced a feeling of forgiveness.”

Sources: EWN, Cape Talk

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