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Bujy Bikwa became homeless after beating up Boity

South African media personality Bujy Bikwa reveals he lost two TV shows, and a house he stayed in at a golf estate since getting arrested in 2021 after an altercation with musician Boity Thulo at the Courtyard Hotel in Midrand.

The former Metro FM radio personality Bujy Bikwa says he was admitted for depression and lost out on two big TV shows and house after he made headlines in 2021 for allegedly assaulting media personality Boity Thulo.

Bikwa also tells City Press that he still battles social anxiety and that he was demonized and labeled as a gender-based violence (GBV) perpetrator.

“GBV is a very sensitive matter in this country. Just last week, a good friend of mine was beaten to a pulp by a lover. So, if someone says (the altercation) was a GBV case, I just say we are all adults here and we know what happened at that hotel. Let us let the law take its course. For me, I want to use this time to heal.”

The former media personalities were enjoying drinks with friends and a conversation about sangomas started, which resulted in the pair arguing.

Bikwa allegedly threw a glass of alcohol in Thulo’s face, which left her with a cut and resulted in her hospitalisation.

Bikwa was arrested and sent to the Johannesburg Correctional Centre in October 2021 and was later released on R2 000 bail.

“I missed two television shows. The first one I was supposed to shoot last year and the second one was coming this year. So those are all gone. I know they are both on television now. I have seen them.”

Bikwa adds that one of the most heartbreaking things for him was to see everything being taken away from him without anyone willing to hear his side of the story.

“It was more [a case] of who is more popular, who is more believable, and it was easy for me to stay silent for the longest time because I am male. I have decided not to fight because I told myself that, when the time is right the truth will come out.”

Bikwa said jobs started drying up and he could not afford to stay in his new apartment and could not afford to pay his medical fees.

“Even with my deejaying residency, they had put me on hold and said they wanted to understand what is currently happening first before I could go back. So many people did not want to touch me. Other people thought it was too soon for me to start booking the jobs,” he said.

“My family was there for me. I had to start doing things I have never done before like having to pray and fast … I have learned to be in isolation. My sister had to hold my hand and my grandmother had to literally teach me how to read the Bible again. She told me to fix myself. Sometimes I laugh at where I was then.”

City Press reports that Bikwa has now joined the Khuzekani Madoda organization.

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