NPA: Anyone who leaks Zephany's testimony will face harsh consequences

The 19-year-old testified in camera in the Western Cape High Court today.

FILE: Zephany Nurse’s kidnapper was found guilty of kidnapping, fraud and contravening the Children's Act. Picture: Giovanna Gerbi/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) in the Western Cape says there will be serious consequences for anybody who leaks information about Zephany Nurse's testimony.

The 19-year-old testified in camera in the Western Cape High Court today.

The State called her to testify in aggravation of sentence.

Sentencing procedures are underway for the Lavender Hill woman who has been convicted of kidnapping her in 1997.

The NPA's Eric Ntabazalila said, "There was an indication by the State that due to the sensitivity of the testimony, we should apply for that case to be held in camera. We did make the application and it was granted."

The Centre for Child Law has issued a statement saying the judge has ordered nobody will be allowed to reveal any details of the testimony that was held behind closed doors.