The Boity and Bujy Bikwa incident took place on the 30th of September 2021. On that fateful night, a fight broke out between the two celebrities following a heated argument on a sensitive issue.
The two may have resolved the issue, but life has never remained the same for Bikwa, as the incident impacted his career and relationship with people and brands as well. Though the podcaster does not consider himself a woman beater, a lot of people now regard him as a perpetrator of gender-based violence.
Boity and Bujy’s Fight Started as an Argument
Social media went abuzz on the night of 30th September 2021 after pictures of South African rapper Boity Thulo drenched in blood went viral. A fight broke out between her and celebrity gay podcaster and radio presenter Bujy Bikwa while enjoying drinks with friends at Courtyard Hotel in Midrand at the end of an event they attended.
Their argument centered on spirituality, ancestors, and sangomas. Sadly, in the heat of the moment, Bikwa suddenly lost his cool and threw a glass of wine at Boity’s face, leaving her with a facial cut.
She was immediately rushed to the hospital while the podcaster was arrested. Bujy spent the weekend behind bars at Sun City police station as he was denied bail. After seven days in police custody, he then appeared at Midrand Magistrates court to face the charges of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm leveled against him.
The radio personality was later released on R2,000 bail. Some of the conditions for his bail include not making contact with any of the witnesses who were witnesses when the assault occurred as well as keeping his distance from Boity.
Award-winning musician Thulo reportedly demanded a whooping R1.2 million from Bujy Bikwa during the settlement of the assault case. Her lawyers explicitly noted that the R1 million was for the assault charge she had laid against Bikwa, while the remaining R200,000 was for the medical expenses she had incurred after she was hospitalized.
Shortly after Boity’s lawyers released the statement, Bujy Bikwa came up and announced that he had opened a counter case of common assault against the rapper as well for verbal abuse, adding that he suffered during his time at the police station.
He also pointed out that he was ready to take accountability for Boity’s scars but felt the rapper’s demands were simply unreasonable since both of them were at fault.
The Boity and Bujy Bikwa Incident was Confirmed Days Later by the Former on Social Media
Boity Thulo stayed off social media in the heat of the moment, leaving her overwhelming fans to lambast Bikwa for harming their favorite singer. Days later, the rapper cum actress showed up and affirmed that she was truly assaulted by the culprit.
She confirmed that she was a victim of assault of a vicious physical assault and that she has since opened a case against the culprit, which she had been following with keen interest.
However, Thulo made it that she would not love to comment on the matter any further (at that time) and asked for privacy while she focused on the matter. Nothing has been read or heard about the case since Bujy was released.
As of November 2021, he was still making court appearances. It is not known if the case has been concluded and if the two celebrities have reconciled and moved on from their messy public fight.
Life has Never Been the Same for Bujy Bikwa Since Then
Bikwa has been struggling since his altercation with Thulo took place. In a recent interview, the Queer Way Of Life presenter disclosed that he lost out on two big TV shows after the incident.
Also, he revealed that he was rendered homeless after he lost his home and later slipped into depression. A lot of people also withdrew from having any form of contact or personal relationship with him except his family, who has been his strongest support.
The former Metro FM radio personality is now seen by a lot of people as a perpetrator of gender-based violence. According to Bujy, there is more to the fight that broke out between him and Boity.
However, he said he has decided not to speak further on the matter, believing that the truth will come out one day. In November 2021, Bikwa joined the Khuzekani Madoda organization in their 5km walk against gender-based violence.
The podcaster was heavily criticized for participating in the anti-GBV walk, with a lot of people calling him a hypocrite for preaching what he does not uphold. In response, Bujy insisted that he was also a victim of GBV, as emotional and verbal violence are also aspects of gender-based violence.
He is said to have suffered GBV as a child and was ill-treated while at the police station. Bikwa, who is openly gay, claimed he was beaten, punched, and told to take the pains because he was a “man.”
Boity Thulo is a Respected South African Entertainer with a Flourishing Career
Though popularly known as Boity, this beautiful musician’s real name is Boitumelo Thulo. She was born on 28th April 1990 in Potchefstroom, North West. Thulo is a rapper, television personality, actress, model, and businesswoman.
She made her rapping debut in 2017 and is currently signed to the Def Jam Africa record label. Thulo, who was once engaged to Cassper Nyovest, was listed among the 30 under 30 creatives category list by Forbes in July 2019 for her contribution to the music and entertainment sector.
Bikwa was Born to a South African Mother and Zimbabwean Father
Born on 10 February 1988, Bujy Bikwa (originally born Sthembinkosi Junior Bikwa but also credited as Junior Bikwa) is a Zimbabwean-born South African radio presenter, host, television host, and producer who rose to fame as one of the Top 4 contestants on the SABC1 reality competition Dance Your Butt Off, from 2010-2011.
He and his mother moved to South Africa in the year 1992. He was raised in Orange Farm before he subsequently moved to Johannesburg to pursue greener pastures.
Some of his prominent TV works include:
- 10 Over 10 – Season 2 & 4 – Commentator – Himself
- Check-Coast – Season 1 as Himself
- Cula Sibone – Season 1& 2 – Host – Himself
- Dance Your Butt Off – Season 1 – Contestant – Himself
- Generations – Season 1 as Kingdom Tshabalala
- I Love South Africa – Season 2 – Contestant – Himself
- iThuba Lokugcina – Season 1 as Bujy
- Rhythm City – Season 1 as Celebrity Artist
- Rolling With… – Season 4 (Celeb Edition) as Himself
- Ses’Top La – Season 4 as Zusnayza (as Sthembinkosi ‘Bujy’ Bikwa)
- Thandeka’s Diary – Season 3 as Lester
- Zabalaza (2013) – Season 3 as Journalist
- Zaziwa – Season 2 as Himself