Almost 22 years after being stolen from her mother’s arms at a Cape Town hospital, and reunited with her biological parents at the age of 17, the true identity of baby Zephany Nurse can finally be revealed. The Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has granted Nurse the green light to reveal her identity on Tuesday morning.
This was done after Nurse asked for the ban on her identity to be lifted, as a publisher is on the brink of publishing her life story, that is set to be published in a form of a book, later this month.
Nurse’s story made headlines in 2015 and has given parents across South Africa hope to find their children by continuing their search. Nurse’ who is now 22-years-old was kidnapped three days after her mother gave birth to her at Groote Schuur hospital on 27 April 1997. She was raised up as ‘Miche Solomons’ by her abductor, who is currently serving a ten-year sentence for kidnapping her.
The woman’s biological parents who took to social media every year on her birthday with the hope of finding her was led to her discovery after their youngest child made friends with Nurse on school. The family at the time said their child had come home and was fascinated with her new friend’s features that were identical to her own. The rest was history.
Nurse’, a mother of two, will launch her book later this month, telling her life story from birth up to the day she discovered the woman who was raising her all this time, was not that of her own. The book also exposes Nurse’s challenges during the time and having to see the woman who raised her behind bars.
An update on this story will be published soon. (Deen Times)