TV and Radio personality Bujy Bikwa has finally responded to the allegations that he assaulted media personality Boity Thulo last Tuesday at an event in Midrand.
In the statement he released, Bujy said he feels victimized because he was not given a chance to tell his side of the story.
“I was verbally abused and told that my surname has no relation to who I am and because of that, that is why my career is going nowhere in terms of growth, in fact, “what is it that I do in the media industry because I am actually nothing!” he said.
He revealed that during the verbal confrontation, he was also physically assaulted, “being kicked and punched while being told that “I am a man, I am a man,” I must take it. The pain of suffering of having to let a woman abuse me verbally and physically while trying to contain myself and holding her hands to stop was not enough until witnesses managed to defuse the situation. That did not make matters subtle, as it was continued that I was insulted.”
He said he then unintentionally threw a glass of wine that he was holding at her out of frustration without any intention to cause harm. And he acknowledges that things could have been handled differently, “and I sincerely do apologize for how it ended.” he said.
Bujy said after the incident, he tried reaching out to Boity with no luck. “I then spoke to my management team and advised them about what had transpired on Tuesday evening and what I had tried to achieve in resolving the matter before the necessity of taking further action,” he explained.
He spent a couple of days in police custody after he reportedly handed himself over to the police. He was released on R2000 bail this Wednesday with conditions that he does not get in contact with Boity.
The presenter said the past few days have been difficult for him because of the Gender-Based Violence (GBV) allegations leveled against him, “I have been accused of GBV which in no way sits well with me as I have been labeled as an abuser.” he continued to say that he is not an abuser and he is sad that people are believing and siding with one side of the story.
He said he has also opened a case of common assault against “the culprit” for physically attacking him.
“….and after being in pain from the injuries I sustained for 7 days, being held in police custody, I have received medical attention and have filled my medical records towards my counter case.” – ZAlebs