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Cape Town: 18-year-old abduction trial postponed

Cape Town: 18-year-old abduction trial postponed

South Africa

A major trial of a Cape Town woman accused of abducting a newborn baby some 18 years ago was expected to start today but didn’t happen.

South Africa’s Eyewitness news reports that it was postponed.

Zephany Nurse was snatched from her mother’s bedside two days after she was born.

It’s alleged the woman who raised the teenager as her own befriended the girl’s biological mother while still in hospital.

It’s been suggested that she convinced her to hand over her daughter so that she could sleep. Hospital staff later woke her up to inform her that her baby was missing.

She was only found 18 years later in a very strange manner.

A DNA test subsequently confirmed that a girl in her school was her biological sister.

The 50-year-old was arrested on charges of kidnapping last February. She is currently out on bail.