As it was expected former President Jacob Zuma has decided to appeal the stay of permanent stay of prosecution ruling.
Zuma appeared before the Pietermaritzburg High Court for what was supposed to be the first day of his corruption trial.
However, Zuma’s legal team decided to appeal the ruling against his permanent stay of prosecution ruling.
The appeal means that the corruption trial will be suspended, as the former President still maintains that there is a political conspiracy in his corruption.
The Pietermaritzburg High Court ruled against Zuma last week that there was not enough evidence to grant him a permanent stay of prosecution.
Zuma and his co-accused french company Thales want to be declared from any corruption involved in the 1999 government’s procurement of the arms deal.
Zuma’s appeal has divided opinions on social media, with some suggesting that the former President is once again delaying his day in court.
The trial has been postponed to 2020, as Zuma’s legal team will be looking to overturn the court’s decision on his attempt for permanent stay of prosecution.