The Pietermaritzburg High Court has granted former President Jacob Zuma’s application to postpone his arms deal corruption case until he is medically cleared to stand trial.
The trial for Zuma and his co-accused has been postponed to September 9.
The former statesman [Zuma] and Thales have been charged with corruption in the arms deal bribery scandal, which has been in the works for years.
According to the Department of Corrections Services, Zuma is still being monitored in a military hospital.
Zuma is being medically observed by the South African Military Health Services while serving a 15-month jail term at Estcourt Correctional Service Centre for contempt of court.
The court orders Zumba’s medical records be submitted by August 20, adding that the state may appoint its own doctor to determine Zuma’s fitness to stand trial.
The arms deal corruption trial was postponed on July 19 following the Foundation’s concern that the court’s directives to hear the case virtually were inconsistent with the Criminal Procedure Act (CPA) and the Constitution.