Mwenda is a central figure in what the state has held is a group loyal to ISIS.
He has – along with Farhad Hoomer‚ Ahmed Haffejee‚ Mohamad Akbar‚ Seiph Mohamed‚ Amani Mayani‚ Abubakar Ali‚ Abbas Jooma‚ Mahammed Sobruin‚ Ndikumana Shabani and Iddy Omani – put forward an application for bail.
They face a raft of charges‚ including for murder and contravening the Protection of Constitutional Democracy Against Terrorist and Related Activities Act.
Seven others were released after charges against them were withdrawn and another co-accused‚ Goolam Haffejee‚ has already been released on R100‚000 bail.
The state‚ through Advocate Adele Barnard‚ has strenuously opposed their release while awaiting trial.
The bail application continues.