*My god. No telling who your child may bring home from school. But consider yourself among the fortunate if her ‘new friend’ turns out to be her biological sister that was kidnapped nearly two decades earlier! 

It happened in Cape Town, South Africa. After 17 years of celebrating the birthday of a daughter who was snatched from them only three days after her birth at a Cape Town hospital, Morne and Celeste Nurse got a phone call that assured them they were  parents again!

It all started when their second daughter came home and told her father that she had met a girl at school who “looked just like her.” The father immediately rushed to meet the girl, and even managed to snap a few photos which he promptly took to the police.

After a DNA test, the results confirmed that the girl was really their biological daughter, Zephany.

According to CBS News, Judge John Hlophe said the crimes that the kidnapper committed were serious, but that he had taken into account her previously clean record and other mitigating circumstances in deciding the sentence, according to News24, a South African news outlet.

Zephany's biological father, Morné Nurse, leaves courthouse.

Zephany’s biological father, Morné Nurse, leaves courthouse with his wife.

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