Jacob Zuma reportedly 'genuinely sick' as court issues warrant of arrest

The Pietermaritzburg High Court has issued a warrant of arrest for former president Jacob Zuma for failing to appear in court on Tuesday.

Zuma's lawyers told the court that he was unavailable as he was allegedly out of the country for medical treatment.

The warrant will be implemented if the former president fails to appear in court on 6 May.

RELATED: Jacob Zuma files petition to SCA to challenge permanent stay of prosecution

Zuma is facing corruption charges linked to the arms deal.

Clement Manyathela on the Midday Report chats to EWN reporter Nkosikhona Duma who is following the story.

Zuma's lawyer says he was not in court because he is genuinely sick and he is being treated outside the country.

Nkosikhona Duma, Reporter - EWN

The judges disputed the sick note presented by Zuma's lawyer as the letter didn't have a date and had alterations which the lawyer couldn't answer for, Duma responds.

Listen below to the full conversation:


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