As interviews in the selection of a new Constitutional Court judge came to an end, Ray Zondo appeared to hold an advantage over his three rivals.
With only four candidates applying for a vacancy at the Constitutional Court, there are rumours that Ray Zondo will merely rubberstamp appointments.
Justice Minister Jeff Radebe's plans to make judges declare their financial interests have been sharply criticised by top members of the judiciary.
The Supreme Court of Appeal on Wednesday reserved judgement in the dispute between Thint and the national director of public prosecutions over the seizure of documents from the French arms company. State counsel Wim Trengove argued before the Bloemfontein court for the necessity of the search warrants.
A director of French arms company Thint always cooperated with investigators probing alleged corruption and fraud in South Africa's multibillion-rand arms deal, the Supreme Court of Appeal heard on Wednesday. "Mr [Pierre] Moynot has at all times offered the investigating team his kind and affable cooperation," said Thint lawyer Peter Hodes.
The Supreme Court of Appeal reserved judgement on Tuesday in the dispute between Jacob Zuma and the National Prosecuting Authority over warrants used to seize documents from the former deputy president. Zuma's lawyer, Kemp J Kemp, said the search warrants were "overbroad".