DJ Tira found himself considering early retirement after he was hit by a bottle during a performance at the University of Venda on Saturday morning.
In a video shared by the DJ on his Twitter page, the crowd can be seen dancing and singing along to Tira’s mix before a bottle is thrown towards the DJ’s direction and then landing on his turntable.
“Traumatic experience this morning at University of Venda,” he captioned the video.
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When a follower commented saying the bottle nearly hit him, the DJ responded with a picture of his bruised eye which was caused by the bottle landing on his face.
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Taking to his Instagram page, the DJ posted a screenshot from his performance and explained how the incident was a sign that he should retire earlier before saying that his safety comes first.
“This morning at University of Venda,I was hit by a bottle. A sign for early retirement maybe… my safety comes first,” he wrote.
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In a statement posted onto his Facebook page, University of Venda SRC President, Tsundzuka Hakamela said that the incident was caused by an EFFSC (EFF Students Command) presidential hopeful as well as another cabinet member from the same party in hopes of sabotaging the event.
“We wish to start by condemning the one isolated incident orchestrated by one presidential hopeful & a SRC Cabinet member from the opposition effsc here in campus who together tried to sabotage what became a very successful event attended by our dear students in large numbers,” he explained before revealing that the duo had also allegedly pepper sprayed other artists throughout the bash.
“The duo sprayed artists with pepper spray and equally threw a bottle at our beloved Dj Tira whilst on stage an act which we dismiss profoundly with the costs it deserves,” he continued before apologizing to the DJ.
“We wish to humbly apologise to MALUME TIRA & the entire music industry and further declare once more Univen as the home of all our artists and commit ourselves to ensuring a much safer and better reciption next time. We promise to deal decisively with all those involved as they are known to us. UNIVEN LOVES YOU MALUME Dj Tira.”