Zephany Nurse

‘I didn’t know Zephany was stolen’

The accused in the Zephany Nurse kidnap case has stuck to her plea explanation during cross examination, and insists she did not know the infant had been stolen. The Lavender Hill woman, who can’t be identified to protect the identity of Nurse, who now has another name, claimed she was[…]

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#ZephanyNurse: Media rips skin off my face

Zephany Nurse has slammed the media for reporting on what she has labelled as hurtful “lies”. In only her second public statement, the 18-year-old girl, who was snatched from Groote Schuur Hospital just three days after her birth, said she feels her “skin [has been] ripped off her face” because[…]

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Will #ZephanyNurse accused’s testimony ring true?

Details of how a desperate, childless woman managed to pass off a kidnapped baby as her own – even pulling the wool over her husband’s eyes – are expected to emerge on Monday when the woman charged with the kidnapping of 3-day-old Zephany Nurse almost 20 years ago will testify[…]

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Zephany Nurse’s new identity could be scrapped

The State has concluded its case against a Lavender Hill woman accused of kidnapping baby Zephany Nurse soon after she was born, with the child’s birth registration taking centre stage in court on Thursday. In just three days, prosecutor Evadne Kortje completed her case after eight witnesses – including the[…]

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Mystery surrounds Zephany Nurse birth certificate

Mystery surrounds who registered the birth of the abducted Zephany Nurse at the Malmesbury home affairs office in 2003, the Western Cape High Court heard on Thursday. According to witness Gerhard Kotze, the current manager of the office, apart from the mother and father, a family member with certified copies[…]

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‘It took years for me to love Zephany’

The woman accused of kidnapping Zephany Nurse from a maternity ward at Groote Schuur Hospital in 1997, said she struggled to love the child that she knew was not her biological daughter. The 51-year-old woman from Lavender Hill, in a plea explanation submitted to the Western Cape High Court, said[…]

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Zephany Nurse case: mom breaks down

Zephany Nurse’s mother broke down as she detailed the disbelief she felt when her newborn daughter was snatched from the crib at her hospital bedside almost 19 years ago. Celeste Nurse was the first witness to take the stand in the Western Cape High Court against a 50-year-old Lavender Hill[…]

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#Zephany Nurse trial begins

After 19 long years, the truth about Zephany Nurse’s kidnapping might finally be revealed. The trial of the woman who allegedly snatched baby Zephany from a hospital two decades ago is set to begin in the Western Cape High Court on Monday. The 51-year-old suspect, who may not be named[…]

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