Zephany Nurse

Organisations to appeal child identity ruling

By Zaakiyah Gabier The High Court in Pretoria dismissed an application yesterday to the naming of child victims, witnesses and offenders after they turn 18. The case was initially brought forward by lawyers of Zephany Nurse and later supported by the Centre for Child Law (CCL), Childline, Nicro and Media[…]

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Zephany Nurse to take the stand

Sentencing proceedings in the case against a Lavender Hill woman accused of kidnapping an infant from a maternity ward in 1997 is expected to be highly charged as the State calls Zephany Nurse to the stand on Monday. Monday is the first time in 15 months that Zephany will come[…]

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Zephany could face an identity crisis: expert

While the conviction of Zephany Nurse’s kidnapper might be a victory for the Nurse family, the teenager is left with the burden of picking up the pieces of her life and living with a memory of a family which was previously her safe-haven. Yesterday, the Western Cape High Court handed[…]

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Mixed reaction to Zephany judgment

Ordinary Capetonians feel justice has prevailed in the case of a Lavender Hill woman convicted of stealing Zephany Nurse in 1997 from Groote Schuur hospital. The 51 year old woman was found guilty in the Cape high court on Thursday, in a verdict handed down by Judge John Hlophe. Although[…]

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Zephany Nurse’s kidnapper found guilty

The woman accused of kidnapping Zephany Nurse as a baby has been found guilty by the Cape Town High Court‚ which derided her version of events as a “fairytale”. The woman‚ 51‚ admitted to misleading her husband and her family into believing that child was hers but denied stealing the[…]

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#ZephanyNurse accused: ‘I was desperate’

“Yes, I was desperate. But not desperate enough to steal a baby.” This was the testimony of a Lavender Hill woman on trial in the Western Cape High Court for kidnapping baby Zephany Nurse 19 years ago. The soft-spoken seamstress, whose identity is being withheld to protect the new identity[…]

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