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Zephany Nurse to come face-to-face with her kidnapper

Zephany will take the stand & face her kidnapper when sentencing proceedings get underway in August.

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

CAPE TOWN - The woman convicted of kidnapping Zephany Nurse is soon expected to come face-to-face with the youth for the first time since contact with her was prohibited a year and a half ago.

Yesterday, sentencing proceedings were postponed to August.

Earlier this year, the Lavender Hill woman was found guilty of kidnapping, fraud and contravening sections of the Children's Act.

She snatched three-day-old Zephany from her sleeping mother's arms at Groote Schuur Hospital in 1997.

In the packed public gallery, Nurse family members stared straight ahead while sitting in between the abductor's relatives and friends.

WATCH: Zephany Nurse: Justice served after 19 years.

Everybody leaned over the balcony to catch a glimpse of the kidnapper as she was led into the dock from the cells below.

Since her arrest in February last year, she has not been allowed to have any contact with Zephany.

The teenager is also not allowed to visit her convicted kidnapper in Pollsmoor Prison.

Zephany has been subpoenaed by the state, which means she'll take the stand and face her kidnapper when sentencing proceedings get underway in August.

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