Zephany Nurse, who was taken from her biological mother when she was three days old, told eNCA she just wanted to run home to her “mommy” – the woman who kidnapped her – when her real identity was revealed. “What if I didn’t need saving?” she told Anika Larsen in[…]
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[…]
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[…]
The thought that Zephany Nurse is not in her life makes her biological mother Celeste cry almost every night, she told Heart FM this week. “It hurts as a mom because biologically she is my daughter. But in the space of time now, Zephany knows me as a friend and[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
The testimony of a witness who claimed to have seen the woman accused of kidnapping baby Zephany Nurse in 1997 was “remarkable” considering it was given almost 20 years later, Judge John Hlophe said on Wednesday. Hlophe, in the Western Cape High Court, dismissed defence attorney Reaz Khan’s claim that[…]
The woman accused of kidnapping baby Zephany Nurse snapped at the public gallery on Tuesday, calling the people watching her trial a “bunch of clowns”. Judge John Hlophe called for a brief adjournment because the woman could not confirm who would testify in her defence in the Western Cape High[…]
“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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