Rapper Boity Thulo has allegedly asked former Metro FM host Bujy Bikwa for R1 million as part of a settlement agreement relating to an assault charge she laid against him.
The legal representatives for the two parties are in negotiations to resolve the dispute between them.
This after they opened counter-cases of assault against each other following a physical altercation during an event at the Courtyard Hotel opposite the Mall of Africa, Midrand, last month.
In addition to the R1 million, Thulo is said to be asking for R200 000 for medical bills she incurred. Bikwa allegedly threw a glass of alcohol at her during their altercation.
She was immediately rushed to hospital for treatment.
Two sources close to the case have told City Press that Bikwa, who opened a counter-case against Thulo, also made demands of the Ba Kae hitmaker during the settlement negotiations.
One of the sources said:
Boity asked for R1 million, which she says is for loss of income due to her injuries. She says she couldn’t work because she had to undergo surgery. Bujy, on the other hand, claims that he also lost income due to spending seven days in prison after his arrest.
Bikwa declined to comment on the matter, as did Thulo’s manager, Bash Vision.
Bikwa was detained at the Johannesburg Correctional Centre for seven days after a case of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm was opened against him at the Midrand Police Station on September 30.
He handed himself over to the police on the same day.
The source alleged that Thulo had sent Bikwa’s lawyers a letter, showing her intention of settling out of court, the following day.
“Boity’s lawyers approached Bujy’s lawyers the next day when he appeared in court, and told them she wanted to settle out of court. Bujy received the official letters when he was released on bail the following week. He opened a counter-case of assault against Boity,” the source said.
Another source close to the case said the two parties had approached a senior prosecutor at the Randburg Magistrates’ Court about their willingness to settle out of court.
The source said:
Boity’s lawyers approached Bujy’s lawyers the next day when he appeared in court, and told them she wanted to settle out of court. Bujy received the official letters when he was released on bail the following week. He opened a counter-case of assault against Boity.
However, it is understood that the prosecutor is only expected to receive the dockets for the case this week.
National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Phindi Mjonondwane said: “The case was postponed until November 29 for further investigations.”
Three weeks ago, Bikwa was granted R2 000 bail at the Midrand Magistrates’ Court. He opened a counter-charge against Thulo shortly after being released.
A source close to Bikwa claimed that the media personality acted in self-defence after Thulo kicked him, swore at him and attacked other guests at the event.