Kekeletso Nakeli-Dhliwayo
2 minute read
14 Oct 2021
6:00 am

The Boity-Bujy altercation must be labelled correctly

Kekeletso Nakeli-Dhliwayo

To draw similarities between these incidents and a night of drunken hooliganism is disrespectful to all victims of GBV.

Although Boity is a woman and Bujy is a man, there are a range of factors to consider before classifying his alleged assault of her as GBV. Picture: Instagram

We need clarity between drunken nights that end with misunderstandings and the gender-based violence (GBV) that has our country in its grips. When the story of Boity Thulo and Bujy Bikwa was first reported, we listened to the recordings and many of us recognised the familiarity in that it was a drunken brawl that got out of hand. However, it was incorrectly labelled as an act of GBV. While the act of a man inflicting violence on a woman leaves a bitter taste, we should not be quick to draw similarities with alcohol-fuelled disagreements. There are women who strive every...