Lawyers representing women soldiers in Lesotho vow to fight pregnancy rule

The lawyers are fighting against a standing order which states that any woman with less than five years’ service who falls pregnant will be discharged from the force.

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JOHANNESBURG - Lawyers representing three female soldiers in Lesotho say they'll continue to fight against a standing order issued by the commander of the country's defence force, which states that any woman with less than five years’ service who falls pregnant will be discharged from the force.

The women who fell pregnant have taken the matter to court arguing the order given last year is unlawful, unreasonable, and irrational.

They appeared in the Lesotho High Court on Monday where the matter was postponed.