By Hannatu Sadiq
South Africa’s former President Jacob Zuma’s corruption trial has been postponed for medical reasons.
His legal team applied for the postponement of the trial that was due to resume on Tuesday.
This comes after the 79-year-old was admitted to hospital on Friday for an undisclosed condition.
The trial relates to a $5bn (£3bn) arms deal back in the 1990s.
It is the latest in a series of delays in the trial which also involved French arms company Thales.
Zuma, who is currently serving a 15-month sentence for contempt of court in a separate case, will be expected to present proof to the court of his illness.
The former president’s medical team have been given until 20 August to file a report to the court.
The state will also appoint an independent doctor to examine him to establish his fitness to stand trial.
Zuma who is facing a string of charges including fraud and racketeering has pleaded not guilty to all the counts and says the trial is politically motivated.