The much-postponed corruption trial of South Africa’s ex-president Jacob Zuma ran into fresh legal delays and health problems on Monday as he launched a new procedural battle on the eve of his 80th birthday. The AFP news agency, in an article you can read on the News Blog page of the Future Media website, says that the closely-followed trial had been expected to resume on Monday in Pietermaritzburg. But Zuma’s attorney said his defendant was unable to attend on health grounds, and then successfully filed a request for a further postponement.