South African court gives breather to Zuma till May 2019; postpones case
According to local analysts, the defence's petition was not strong enough to get the court to drop the charges against Zuma.
Zuma who led the African country between 2009 and 2018 and was pressured into resigning, appeared in court on Friday and stated during the proceedings that he was not feeling well and asked for a beverage.
The former President was facing charges of illicit association, corruption, money laundering and fraud for nearly 800 operations related to an arms accord signed with Thales in the late 1990s when Zuma was deputy President of the African country.
(With inputs from agencies.)