by Lindiwe Mlandu
Miché Solomon, previously known as Zephany Nurse, who made international headlines after she was reunited with her biological family in 2015 will be at this year’s Open Book Festival in Cape Town.
The 22-year-old was abducted as a newborn from the Groote Schuur Hospital on 30 April 1997.
Last week, Judge Peter Mabuse terminated the restrictions relating to the publication of the identity of Nurse, which is contained in the orders of the court in 2015 and 2017.
Nurse approached the court because she wanted to reveal her identity ahead of the publication of her book titled “Zephany”, which tells her story, from finding out that she was not Levona and Michael Solomon’s daughter and that Morne and Celeste Nurse were her biological parents, to her feelings during the trial which saw Levona receive a 10-year jail sentence.
Somolon revealed her true identity last week and will chat about her book, Zephany: Two Mothers One Daughter, with Joanne Jowell at 10 am on September 8 at the Fugard Theatre. Tickets cost R45 and can be booked at Webtickets.
The book festival starts on September 4 and will run until September 8 at various venues across the city.
Some of the big names that will be at the festival include author Sisonke Msimang, Melinda Ferguson, Professor Nomalanga Mkhize, Mohale Mashigo, and Fred Khumalo.
Visit www.openbookfestival.co.za for programme details.