Organisation fights to keep Nurse's name out of public domain

Zephany Nurse was snatched from Groote Schuur Hospital when she was just three days old.

Celeste and Morné Nurse spoke to Cape Talk's John Maytham about their daughter Zephany who they have been reunited with after she was kidnapped 17 years ago. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The Centre for Child Law will be heading to court on Tuesday to ensure a Cape Town teenager who was kidnapped at birth is allowed to keep the name given to her out of the media.

Zephany Nurse, who turns 18 next week, was snatched from Groote Schuur Hospital when she was just three days old.

Nurse was recently reunited with her biological parents.

She's now heading to court to keep the name given to her by the woman accused of kidnapping her out of the public domain.

The centre's Carina du Toit said it was imperative that victims were not named even when they turned 18 years old.

"Until the name application is finalised, the media isn't allowed to publish any information that may lead to the identification of the person known as Zephany Nurse."

The woman who allegedly kidnapped and raised her was released on R5,000 bail.

She will be appearing in the Cape Town Magistrates Court again at the end of May.