Zephany Nurse: State wraps up its case
The prosecution today called its final four witnesses to testify in the kidnapping trial.
CAPE TOWN - The State has wrapped up its case against a woman accused of abducting Zephany Nurse in 1997.
The prosecution today called its final four witnesses to testify in the kidnapping trial in the Western Cape High Court.
A Lavender Hill woman has pleaded not guilty to charges of kidnapping, fraud and contravening the Children's Act.
WATCH: Accused pleads not guilty.
In her plea explanation, the accused claims a woman named 'Mary Lewis' fetched her and the baby at a Retreat hospital.
But Lewis, who lived in the same neighbourhood as the accused at the time, contradicted this and told the court she only found out at a later stage that the accused had a baby.
An official from the Malmesbury Home Affairs office, Wilemina Hofmeyr, also testified Nurse's false birth certificate was registered at the office in 2003.
But the defence maintains the accused was not there and denies registering the child.
Hawks investigator Petro Coetzee also told the court the accused's sister told investigators she did not visit her sister at hospital.
WATCH: Final state witnesses testify.
Meanwhile, Nurse's biological father says he is satisfied with the State's witnesses.
Morne and Celeste Nurse were reunited with their daughter exactly a year ago.
Morne Nurse says today is a bittersweet day.
"We are extremely happy as the state closes its case and we will wait for Monday and see how things turn out."