The hip-hop star, also known as Yasiin Bey, was arrested in January (16), after allegedly attempting to depart from Cape Town International Airport using a so-called World Passport.

Officials insisted the travel documents were not legal and took Mos Def into custody on charges of using a false passport and an unrecognised travel document. He was released on $300 (£211) bail and ordered to check in with police every two days.

Earlier this month (08Mar16), prosecutors requested a postponement of his case in order to finish their investigation, and the rescheduled hearing took place on Thursday (24Mar16).

However, the case hit another roadblock when Mos Def's lawyers requested another postponement after asking for more information from the prosecutors.

According to local newspaper The Times of Johannesburg, the rapper's legal team suggested the case was "complicated but simple at the same time," because Mos Def is an American citizen and the case involves both local and U.S. authorities.

The new hearing has been set for 12 May (16).