#ZephanyNurse trial: Three witnesses place accused at Groote Schuur

The accused maintains she was not at the hospital on the day Zephany Nurse was kidnapped.

The accused in the Zephany Nurse trial makes her way from the Western Cape High Court. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The prosecutor in the Zephany Nurse kidnapping case says at least three people have insisted the accused posed as a nurse.

The child vanished from Groote Schuur Hospital in 1997.

A woman accused of snatching the infant is standing trial and has denied all charges against her.

State prosecutor Evadne Kortje has argued there has been overwhelming evidence the accused was at Groote Schuur Hospital on the day baby Zephany disappeared.

A hospital nurse had testified she had seen a person whose face she did not recognise posing as a nurse.

A state witness, who gave birth on the same day Zephany was born, also told the court a woman tried to snatch her baby as well.

Nurse's biological mother Celeste had also testified the last time she saw her baby was when a nurse took her to soothe her as she was crying.

The accused's defence attorney Reaz Khan has however insisted his client was not at the hospital on the day baby vanished.

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'NO ALIBI'

The accused doesn't have an alibi to corroborate her claim that she was at home on the day the child was snatched.

Judge John Hlophe asked the accused if anyone would testify that she was at home on the day Zephany was snatched from her sleeping mother's arms.

But the accused said her mother and a neighbour are the only two people who had seen her on the day.