Zephany Nurse’s true identity revealed

By Oluthando Keteyi - 14 August 2019Views : 775


Zephany Nurse, who was kidnapped shortly after birth, has won the right to reclaim the name her kidnapper gave her.

On Tuesday, the Gauteng High Court lifted the ban that prevented the name she grew up with - Miche Solomons - from being revealed.

The 22-year-old is now preparing to release a tell-all book about her experience.

In 1997, Nurse was snatched from her mother's hospital bedside, at three days old. She was born to Morne and Celeste Nurse on April 28.

The Nurse's were reunited with their daughter 17 years later when their younger daughter began schooling at the same high school as their long lost daughter.

After investigations, it was revealed that indeed was the Nurse's daughter. The Lavender Hill woman, Zephany knew as her mother was arrested and jailed for ten years.

In her affidavit, Zephany said that her "position now is fundamentally different to what it was when the order of this court was granted. I have now managed to come to grips with my 'new reality'."

Her book Zephany: Two Mothers, One Daughter, an Astonishing True Story, is the 22-year-old's story "in her own words"

NB Publishers said on its website, explained that in the book, "Miché Solomon tells her side of the story for the first time. She talks about her battle with her double identity, the complicated relationships with her two families, and who she is now."