The 11 men are charged with planting incendiary devices and of executing the attack on the Imam Hussein Mosque in Verulam where Abbas Essop was killed. They face charges of terrorism, murder, attempted murder, extortion, kidnapping, contravention of the Explosives Act and arson.
Family and friends of the accused celebrated as the bail verdict was handed down in the Verulam Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.
The group’s alleged kingpin, Farhad Hoomer, was granted bail of R200 000 with his co-accused Ahmed Haffejee’s bail set at R150 000.
Abasi Juma, Abubakari Ali, Mohammed Akbar, Muhammed Adil Sobrun, Omar Iddy and Ndikumana Shabani Umande were granted bail between R3 000 and R5 000. Thabit Said Mwenda, Mohammed Seidth and Amani Mayan were released on warning. Goolam Haffajee, was released on R100 000 bail last month.