Former South African president Jacob Zuma will hear in three months’ time whether corruption and other charges against him might be dropped.

Pietermaritzburg High Court judges have reserved judgment on his application for a permanent stay of prosecution. No date was announced.

Zuma was president from 2009 until 2018, when his African National Congress party forced him to resign amid corruption allegations.

Supporters of the former South African President Jacob Zuma wait for him to address them outside the High Court in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, Friday May 24, 2019. Zuma is in court facing charges of corruption, money laundering and racketeering. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Supporters of the former South African President Jacob Zuma wait for him to address them outside the High Court in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, Friday May 24, 2019. Zuma is in court facing charges of corruption, money laundering and racketeering. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

He is accused of receiving bribes related to a 1999 arms deal. The charges were raised more than a decade ago and later withdrawn, then reinstated after a court ruled there were sufficient grounds to bring him to trial.

Zuma asserts that his case has been prejudiced by long delays.

The prosecution says his legal maneuvering caused delays and there are no justifiable reasons to halt his prosecution.

Former South African President Jacob Zuma sits in the High Court in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, Friday, May 24, 2019. Zuma is in court facing charges of corruption, money laundering and racketeering. (Photo/Thuli Dlamini - Pool via AP)
Former South African President Jacob Zuma sits in the High Court in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, Friday, May 24, 2019. Zuma is in court facing charges of corruption, money laundering and racketeering. (Photo/Thuli Dlamini – Pool via AP)
Former South African President Jacob Zuma gestures, in the High Court in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, Friday, May 24, 2019. Zuma is in court facing charges of corruption, money laundering and racketeering. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, Pool)
Former South African President Jacob Zuma gestures, in the High Court in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, Friday, May 24, 2019. Zuma is in court facing charges of corruption, money laundering and racketeering. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, Pool)
Supporters of the former South African President Jacob Zuma react as he addresses them outside the High Court in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, Friday May 24, 2019. Zuma is in court facing charges of corruption, money laundering and racketeering. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Supporters of the former South African President Jacob Zuma react as he addresses them outside the High Court in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, Friday May 24, 2019. Zuma is in court facing charges of corruption, money laundering and racketeering. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Former South African President Jacob Zuma addresses supporters after appearing at the High Court in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, Friday May 24, 2019. Zuma is in court facing charges of corruption, money laundering and racketeering. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Former South African President Jacob Zuma addresses supporters after appearing at the High Court in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, Friday May 24, 2019. Zuma is in court facing charges of corruption, money laundering and racketeering. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Former South African President Jacob Zuma gestures,  in the High Court in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, Friday, May 24, 2019. Zuma is in court facing charges of corruption, money laundering and racketeering. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, Pool)
Former South African President Jacob Zuma gestures, in the High Court in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, Friday, May 24, 2019. Zuma is in court facing charges of corruption, money laundering and racketeering. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, Pool)
Former South African President Jacob Zuma, in the High Court in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, Friday, May 24, 2019. Zuma is in court facing charges of corruption, money laundering and racketeering. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, Pool)
Former South African President Jacob Zuma, in the High Court in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, Friday, May 24, 2019. Zuma is in court facing charges of corruption, money laundering and racketeering. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, Pool)
Former South African President Jacob Zuma, right, speaks with members of his legal team in the High Court in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, Friday, May 24, 2019. Zuma is in court facing charges of corruption, money laundering and racketeering. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, Pool)
Former South African President Jacob Zuma, right, speaks with members of his legal team in the High Court in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, Friday, May 24, 2019. Zuma is in court facing charges of corruption, money laundering and racketeering. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, Pool)
Former South African President Jacob Zuma, in the High Court in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, Friday, May 24, 2019. Zuma is in court facing charges of corruption, money laundering and racketeering. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, Pool)
Former South African President Jacob Zuma, in the High Court in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, Friday, May 24, 2019. Zuma is in court facing charges of corruption, money laundering and racketeering. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, Pool)
Former South African President Jacob Zuma smiles, in the High Court in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, Friday, May 24, 2019. Zuma is in court facing charges of corruption, money laundering and racketeering. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, Pool)
Former South African President Jacob Zuma smiles, in the High Court in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, Friday, May 24, 2019. Zuma is in court facing charges of corruption, money laundering and racketeering. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, Pool)