Charges against South Africa army major for wearing hijab with uniform have been withdrawn

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Published on January 22, 2020 - Duration: 01:31s

Charges against South Africa army major for wearing hijab with uniform have been withdrawn

The South African National Defence Force withdrew charges against Major Fatima Isaacs when she appeared before a military court at the Castle of Good Hope today (January 22).

Isaacs was charged for willful defiance and disobeying a lawful command for wearing the hijab with her military uniform.

Naziema Mohamed, a labour law consultant who formed part of the defence team for Isaacs, spoke to the media outside the Castle of Good Hope, after the charges were withdrawn.

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