South African media personality Bujy Bikwa will appear in court again on Wednesday and find out whether or not he will be released on bail.
This will be Bikwa’s second appearance at the Midrand Magistrates’ Court, after his bail application was postponed on Friday.
Bujy will be appearing before the court on assault charges following an altercation with fellow media personality Boitumelo ‘Boity’ Thulo that turned violent, and saw Thulo receive injuries to her face.
City Press reports that Bujy is facing charges of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm after the fight at a hotel in Waterfall, Midrand, last Thursday evening.
The pair were both in attendance at an event for a major tech company.
Bikwa allegedly threw an alcohol bottle at Thulo during an argument, which resulted in injuries so serious that Thulo reportedly had to be taken to hospital in an ambulance.
Police spokesperson Mavela Masondo confirmed that Thulo had opened a case at Midrand Police Station on the night of the incident.
At the time of writing, it was not yet clear what exactly the argument was about and Bikwa, who spent the weekend behind bars, has not been able to comment on the matter.
Thulo released a brief statement after news of the fight broke, but was scant on details about what transpired.
“It is with deep sadness to state that I was indeed an unfortunate victim of a vicious assault and that I have since opened a case against the culprit, which I am following with keen interest,” wrote Thulo
“I do not wish to comment on this matter any further. I respectfully request some space as I try to find a way to heal both physically and emotionally from this traumatic experience.
“I have faith in our criminal justice system and implore everyone to stand firmly against gender-based violence,” she concluded.