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Relatives of Zephany Nurse's alleged kidnapper defend her

Friends and relatives of a woman accused of kidnapping Zephany Nurse say no one has the right to judge her.

The woman accused of abducting Zephany Nurse is being covered by her supporters immediately and bundled her in a car after her court appearance on 6 March 2015 in Cape Town. Picture:Monique Mortlock/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Friends and relatives of a woman accused of kidnapping Zephany Nurse from Groote Schuur Hospital 17 years ago, say no one has the right to judge her.

Zephany was snatched from her sleeping mother's arms at the hospital in 1997, when she was just three days old.

Scores of supporters gathered at the Cape Town Magistrates Court yesterday where the woman was released on R5,000 bail.

Neighbour, Charlene Alexander, says the community is 100 percent behind her.

She says the accused is well loved in the community.

"No one can point fingers because only God can judge her."

Yesterday, Zephany's biological father broke his silence, saying all that mattered to him was the fact that he's found his daughter.

Morne Nurse spoke briefly to the media as he left the court saying, after praying for his daughter's return, the family was overjoyed.

He confirmed that while she was being kept at a place of safety, he and her biological mother were in contact with her.

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