BBC – South African woman denies snatching Cape Town baby

Celeste Nurse, in red, says she is the biological mother of the teenage girl

A South African woman accused of kidnapping a two-day-old baby in 1997 has pleaded not guilty in court.

Police accuse her of fraudulently pretending to be the girl’s biological mother since snatching her from a hospital in Cape Town city.

The 50-year-old woman was arrested last year after enrolling the child, named as Zephany Nurse, in a school.

Celeste and Morne Nurse, the parents of a similar-looking girl at the school became suspicious, and alerted police.

DNA tests proved that Zephany was their child, police said at the time.

The accused cannot be named for legal reasons.

SOURCE : BBC



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