Judge Kate Pillay cancelled the warrant of arrest issued against former president Jacob Zuma in the Pietermaritzburg High Court.

In February the court issued a warrant of arrest for Jacob Zuma after he failed to appear in court for his arms case.

Zuma is appearing in court on charges of fraud and corruption linked to a multi billion Rand arms deal with a French arms company Theles.

His lawyer Advocate Muzi Sikhakhane produced a letter to the court confirming that Zuma was not feeling well when he failed to appear in court in February.

Meanwhile the state has not challenged the aunthencity of the letter and that has allowed the court to lift the warrant of arrest.