Jacob Zuma will appear again in the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Tuesday.
Zuma and French arms manufacturer Thales will appear on 16 counts of, among others, fraud, corruption and money laundering or robbery.
He was scheduled to appear in court in May, but the case was postponed due to the pandemic until Tuesday.
Zuma did not turn up for his case in February because he was apparently ill and receiving treatment abroad.
The doctor’s letter filed with the court did not indicate what was in dispute with the former president.
Carl Niehaus, spokesperson for the Gauteng Association for Radical Economic Transformation (RET) President Zuma Support Group, said in a statement again that the case against the former president is nothing more than a “political trial”.
Zuma supporters will gather at the Booysens Hotel in Johannesburg on Tuesday morning. Niehaus asked that Zuma’s supporters also hold rallies nationwide in support of Zuma, who was recalled by the ANC as head of state two years ago.
He asked the supporters to wear ANC T-shirts with Zuma’s face.
The requirements of the containment measures must be heeded, Niehaus said.
Night watches were held for him with Zuma’s previous court appearances in Durban and Pietermaritzburg.
He was initially due to be heard in Durban, but the case was moved to Pietermaritzburg due to restoration work at the Durban High Court.
Thales had recently unsuccessfully appealed to the Constitutional Court to dismiss the case against him. The court dismissed this with costs because there is “no reasonable chance of success”.