Robert Nugent

 

Judgement reserved in Thint appeal

Thomas Hartleb, Andre Grobler

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.

Thint contests validity of warrants in appeal court

Thomas Hartleb, Andre Grobler

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.

Zuma hearing: Court reserves judgement

Andre Grobler, Thomas Hartleb

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".