Supporters of South African ex-President Jacob Zuma have formed what they say is a human shield outside his home to try to prevent his arrest.
On Tuesday, the constitutional court found him guilty of contempt for defying its order to appear before a corruption inquiry.A deadline for his arrest had been set for midnight on Sunday.
However, the constitutional court later agreed to hear his challenge to the 15-month jail term he was given.
Just how that affects the arrest deadline is unclear.
He said he had been "lambasted with a punitive jail sentence without trial" and that "South Africa is fast sliding back to apartheid rule".