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Zephany Nurse kidnapper to learn fate on Monday

Closing arguments in the Lavender Hill woman’s trial concluded in the Western Cape High Court on Thursday.

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

CAPE TOWN - Zephany Nurse's kidnapper will learn her fate on Monday when sentencing against her resumes.

Closing arguments in the Lavender Hill woman's trial concluded in the Western Cape High Court on Thursday.

The 52-year-old snatched Nurse when was just an infant from Groote Schuur Hospital in 1997.

Prosecutor Evadne Kortje has called on the court to sentence the kidnapper to 15 years imprisonment, of which a portion should be suspended.

Kortje has accused the woman of 'totally erasing' the identity of the teenager through her actions.

Judge President John Hlope reiterated the 52-year-old missed a golden opportunity to tell the truth.

The defence has however called on Hlope to consider her age, health and the fact that she is a first time offender.

Reaz Khan has called on the judge to impose a balanced and fair sentence even if it does not satisfy the public.

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