Zephany Nurse court case continues

2016-02-29 06:10
The Western Cape High Court in Cape Town. (Paul Herman, News24)

The Western Cape High Court in Cape Town. (Paul Herman, News24)

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Cape Town – The Zephany Nurse case, in which a woman has been accused of snatching a 3-day-old baby from Groote Schuur Hospital in 1997, continues at the Western Cape High Court on Monday.

The 51-year-old, who is accused of kidnapping the infant from her mother 19 years ago, will appear before Judge John Hlophe.

The accused, who may not be named as it could lead to the teenager being identified, faces charges related to the Children's Act, fraud, and kidnapping.

She was arrested in February 2015 in connection with the kidnapping of the baby girl in 1997.

The infant's biological name is Zephany Nurse. The name given to her by the accused however has not been made public.

Neither name could be published while Zephany was still a minor. She turned 18 in April last year.

The matter came to light when the girl's biological sister, who is four years younger, told her parents that a matric girl at her school bore a striking resemblance to her and her parents.

When the parents discovered the girl had the same birthday as their missing child, they reported it to police.

DNA tests confirmed the teen was indeed their daughter.

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