‘South Africa’s Maddie’ snatched as toddler & raised by another man walks down the aisle with him AND her biological dad | The Sun

A BRIDE was walked down the aisle by her two dads – her biological father and the man who raised her after she was snatched as a toddler.

Miche Zephany Sheldon, 26, was taken from her cot in Groote Schur Hospital, Cape Town, only three days after she was born.

She was snatched by Lavona Solomon, who had been suffering from fertility issues and took the baby while disguised as a nurse.

Solomon raised the child with her husband Michael, who was unaware of the situation.

The girl, originally named Zephany Nurse and born on April 27, 1997, lived with the couple for 19 years, with no idea she was the biological daughter of another family.

Until the day Cassidy joined Miche's school in 2015, and realised they looked exactly alike.

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Miche was then prompted to do a DNA test by social workers at the school.

Results came in and the girl found out that Lavona and Michael were not her real parents, and that Cassidy was her biological sister.

Solomon was arrested shortly afterwards and received a 10 year sentence for kidnapping Miche.

She is now coming to the end of her sentence and is due to be released from Worcester Female Prison on August 18.

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Despite the shocking discovery, Miche – previously dubbed "South Africa's Madeleine McCann" – grew to love the family who raised her.

Wanting to leave everything in the past, the bride asked both Michael and her biological dad, Morne Nurse, to walk her down the aisle.

 "Michael had been my dad my whole life – he fathered me," she said.

"I'm so glad Morne opened his heart to walk alongside him down the aisle.

"It was such a beautiful day. We saw the unionship of my two families."

Miche was introduced to her birth parents on February 25, 2015, aged 17 – but didn't feel an instant connection to them.

Now working as a financial bookkeeper, the 26-year-old no longer has any contact with Solomon but doesn't see her as a criminal.

"I don't see the mum who raised me as criminal and evil. Everyone just got hurt in the process. We all just needed to heal," she said.

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