Presenter and podcaster Bujy Bikwa is accused of assault
Media personality Bujy Bikwa has issued a public statement with his “side of the story” after being arrested and charged with assaulting entertainer Boity Thulo.
In a post on Instagram, Bikwa – who was released on bail on Wednesday – said that he had “been through the most rough, emotional and difficult time…”
It’s been reported that the openly gay former Metro FM presenter got into a heated argument with Thulo at the Courtyard Hotel Waterfall City in Midrand last week.
It’s alleged that during the altercation Bikwa threw a bottle or glass at Thulo, cutting her face and leading to her hospitalisation – and possibly requiring future plastic surgery.
A photo posted online that appears to have been taken at the scene shows a seemingly dazed Thulo with her white top covered in blood.
Bikwa, however, said that he feels “victimized as I was not given the opportunity to relay my side of the story.”
He continued: “I have been accused of GBV [gender based violence] which in no way sits well with me as I have been labelled as an abuser which I am not and it saddens me to see how this has spiralled out with people believing and siding with one side of a story.”
Bikwa alleges that he was not only verbally abused by Thulo but that he was also “physically assaulted being kicked and punched.”
After being further insulted, he claims that “with a glass in my hand, I unintentionally threw it out of frustration. Without any intention to cause physical harm. I do however acknowledge that matters could have been handled in a different way and I sincerely do apologize for how it ended.”
Bikwa added that he has “opened a counter case of common assault against the culprit for physically attacking me and after being in pain from the injuries I sustained…” He also claims that he received medical attention while in police custody.
“I do trust and believe that justice will be fairly served and ask that speculations be just that, as the matter is being handled by law enforcement and further investigations are still underway,” said Bikwa.
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