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‘Zephany will suffer without the woman she calls her mother’

Judge Hlophe found the accused guilty of kidnapping, fraud & contravening sections of the Children's Act.

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

CAPE TOWN - Family and friends of the Lavender Hill woman convicted of kidnapping Zephany Nurse expressed anger outside court.

Western Cape High Court Judge John Hlophe found her guilty of kidnapping, fraud and contravening sections of the Children's Act today.

Hlophe told the 51-year-old she missed a golden opportunity to come clean.

Hlophe was unemotional when he told the convicted criminal she committed three serious crimes.

WATCH: Zephany Nurse: Justice after 19 years

As she was led away from the dock into the holding cells, she blew kisses to her supporters in the public gallery.

The sisters and friends of the convicted kidnapper shouted menacingly at the media, while everyone rushed to talk to the woman's husband outside court.

They declined to comment about the conviction while shouting to leave them alone.

They were visibly upset and mumbled that Zephany is going to suffer without the woman she calls her mother.

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