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Zephany Nurse to testify in WC High Court today

The media will be barred from the courtroom as she gives her much-anticipated testimony.

FILE: Zephany Nurse’s kidnapper. Giovanna Gerbi/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Zephany Nurse will be called to testify for the State when sentencing proceedings against the woman convicted of kidnapping her gets underway in the Western Cape High Court today.

Western Cape Judge President John Hlope has, however, ordered that the 19-year-old gives her testimony in camera.

WATCH: Zephany Nurse: Justice served after 19 years

The Lavender Hill resident is believed to have snatched a three-day-old Zephany from her sleeping mother's arms at Groote Schuur Hospital in the 90s.

The media will be barred from the courtroom on the day she gives her much-anticipated testimony.

Journalists will also not have access to the her personal information.

It's understood the State plans to submit an application to prevent reporters from accessing these documents.

However, it's unclear whether the teenager will be called to the stand today, or at a later stage during the sentencing proceedings this week.

Her biological family has remained mum about any details relating to the court case.

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