The woman who kidnapped three-day-old Zephany Nurse and raised her as her own – will have to undergo further interventions – before she can be considered for parole.

That’s the ruling by the Correctional Supervision and Parole Board.

Lavona Solomons appeared before the board on Friday.

She’s currently serving a 10-year sentence for having stolen Zephany- from Groote Schuur Hospital – back in April 1997.

Nurse’s true identity was only revealed 17 years later – and Solomons was arrested and successfully tried in 2016.

Having served half her sentence, she is now eligible for parole – but there are several criteria that need to be met before it might be granted.

“A decision was then taken affirming that Levona Solomons will need to undergo further assessments by specialists under the employ of Correctional Services, as well as a Victim Offender Dialogue process for the purposes of restorative justice. This will mean that Solomons’ profile will have to be submitted again in the month of July 2023.” – Singabakho Nxumalo, Department of Correctional Services


Image of Zephany Nurse, now known as Miché Solomon.