Appearing before the court via video link on Monday, former South African president, Jacob Zuma is seeking for a further delay in his corruption trial.
Imprisoned for contempt of court over corruption allegations while in power, triggered some of the worst unrest of the post-apartheid era in the country earlier this month.
Wearing a dark suit and red tie, Zuma, 79 was present in court, but said nothing.
Instead, his lawyer, Dali Mpofu argued that the trial should be postponed for Zuma to appear in person as opposed to virtually.
Mpofu said Zuma had not been able to properly consult his legal team after handing himself over to begin his 15-month prison sentence.
He asked for a postponement,about three weeks, by which time he said he expect the constitutional court to have made a ruling on Zuma’s application to rescind his jail term.
Zuma has denied all allegations of far-reaching corruption under his leadership.