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Zephany Nurse’s convicted kidnapper maintains she is innocent

Sentencing proceedings for the woman will get underway in the Western Cape High Court today.

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

CAPE TOWN - The woman convicted of kidnapping Zephany Nurse maintains she is innocent.

The convicted kidnapper will appear in the Western Cape High Court today, where sentencing proceedings are expected to begin.

The Lavender Hill woman was earlier this year found guilty of snatching the girl, when she was just a few days old, from her sleeping mother's arms at Groote Schuur Hospital in 1997.

The woman insists she never stole Nurse and maintains she thought it was a legal adoption.

The 51-year-old is adamant she was never at Groote Schuur Hospital and that a woman known only as Sylvia helped her adopt after she struggled to conceive.

But during trial, she could offer no proof of adoption or Sylvia's existence.

Western Cape Judge President John Hlope called her version of events a 'fairytale' and told her she missed a golden opportunity to tell the truth.

WATCH: Zephany Nurse: Justice served after 19 years.

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