President Jacob Zuma’s arms deal trial has been postponed to later this month to allow time for the assessment of his medical records.
The matter has been postponed to 21 and 22 September.
Zuma and French arms company Thales are facing multiple charges of fraud, racketeering, money laundering, and corruption in connection with the 1999 arms deal. However, the former president has since pleaded not guilty to the allegations.
In a separate matter, the national commissioner of correctional services, Arthur Fraser, said he stands by his decision to release former president Jacob Zuma on medical parole.
He was speaking in an interview with SABC News.
Fraser is adamant that Zuma’s medical parole is both procedurally and legally sound.