The trial of former president Jacob Zuma has been 16 years in the making and is finally expected to commence on Monday, 17 May.
He is facing charges of corruption, racketeering, money laundering and fraud in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg. The charges are related to the infamous arms deal.
Prosecutor Billy Downer previously said all parties were ready for the trial. But Zuma's lawyer's decision to withdraw from the case – just weeks before it was supposed to start – could mean more delays.