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'The selfie that revealed I was a stolen baby'

In April 1997 a woman dressed in a nurse's uniform walked out of a Cape Town hospital carrying a three-day-old baby taken from the maternity ward as the baby's mother lay sleeping. It was only by chance, 17 years later, that the stolen child discovered her true identity.
It was the first day of term at Zwaanswyk High School in Cape Town and the beginning of Miché Solomon's final year.
And that January day in 2015, 17-year-old Miché was mobbed by other students excitedly telling her about the new girl, Cassidy Nurse, who was three years younger but looked almost identical to her.
Initially, Miché didn't think much of it.
But when the two girls later met in the corridor, Miché says she felt an instant connection she couldn't explain.
"I almost felt like I knew her," she says. "It was so scary - I couldn't understand why I was feeling like this."
Despite the age difference, Miché and Cassidy began spending a lot of time together.
"I would say, 'Hey, baby girl!' And she would say, 'Hey, big sis!'" Miché recalls. "Sometimes I would go to the bathroom with her and say, 'Let me brush your hair, let me fix you up with some lip gloss.'"

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