DNA tests have confirmed that the older girl is the daughter of Celeste and Morne Nurse, who was snatched from her sleeping mother’s arms at Groote Schuur hospital as a 3-day-old baby named Zephany in April 1997. The parents, who later had
3 more children, have celebrated Zephany’s birthday every year since she was kidnapped, never giving up hope that their first-born child would come back to them some day.
Last month her biological sister, Cassidy Nurse, started high school at the same school as Zephany and fellow pupils noticed a startling resemblance she bore to a final-year student. When Cassidy told her parents about the girl, they invited her home for a cup of coffee. When they saw the striking resemblance between the girls, they contacted the police. A 50-year-old woman has been arrested and charged with kidnapping.
The girl has since been placed in the care of the Department of Social Service. Without knowing it, the Nurse family had been living within a couple of kilometers of their kidnapped daughter….. d girl says, kidnap or kidnap, she will go wt d richer of d two families b4 d week ends…..