Boity: “I was indeed an unfortunate victim of a vicious physical assault”

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Boity Thulo attends the MTV EMAs 2019 at FIBES Conference and Exhibition Centre on November 03, 2019 in Seville, Spain.
Boity Thulo attends the MTV EMAs 2019 at FIBES Conference and Exhibition Centre on November 03, 2019 in Seville, Spain.
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On Saturday morning, media personality and entrepreneur Boity Thulo took to her social media to share a statement confirming that she was a victim of a physical attack. 

In the statement, Boity writes: “It is with deep sadness to state that I was indeed an unfortunate victim of a physical assault and that I have since opened a case against the culprit, which I am following with a keen interest.” 

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She went on to say that she doesn’t wish to comment further on the matter and asked for space as she tries to find “a way to heal both physically and emotionally from this traumatic experience.” 

“I have all the faith in our criminal justice system and implore everyone to stand firmly against GBV,” she concluded. 

The Ba Kae hitmaker’s statement comes just a day after City Press reported that Metro FM presenter, Bujy Bikwa, had allegedly thrown a bottle of alcohol at Boity which allegedly cut her face during an argument at a hotel in Midrand on Thursday evening. Boity did not confirm who the perpetrator of her assault was, but City Press also shared eyewitness accounts of the alleged incident. One alleged witness told the news outlet that: “Bujy really beat that girl up badly. Boity was wearing a white shirt and her shirt was red with blood stains [and] her face was also bad.” 

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The news outlet also reported that Boity opened a case of assault at the Midrand police station and that Bujy was arrested shortly afterwards and spent the evening behind bars. 

This isn’t the first time that Bujy has been accused of assault. In 2017, he stood accused of stabbing two neighbours at his family home in Orange Farm. In one interview, he said that he had done so in defence of himself and his brother. 

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