Criselda Dudumashe lays domestic violence charges against her husband

Criselda Dudumashe lays domestic violence charges against her husband

Criselda Dudumashe took to social media to explain why she laid charges against her abusive husband | Image: Instagram

On Tuesday morning, she took to Instagram to update friends and fans of the situation.

TV and radio personality Criselda Dudumashe has laid a charge of domestic violence against her husband after he reportedly beat her on Monday.

She took to Instagram in the early hours of Tuesday morning to share the news in addition to explaining her reasons for doing so.

“Yesterday… revealed a different side to my Prince Charming. We woke up, exchanged unpleasant words, but I just pressed on to get to work by noon, not knowing that I was to walk right back home just after 4pm to a raging monster out for blood. Yes, yesterday on 21 January 2019, my husband raised his hand [to] me and beat me… With the work that I do, in part advocating for women in abusive relationships and having previously lived through abuse, I know that it’s a beginning with no end,” wrote Criselda.

The 49-year-old SAFM host has shared her past experiences with sexual assault during her childhood and physical abuse during her first marriage, stating that she did so in the hope of inspiring fellow survivors.

“I remember when he would call me names, slap me for not being jealous. Tell me that if I leave him no one will ever love me, I’m stuck with him,” she told Times Live in a past interview about her ex-husband.

She has also previously hailed her new husband for being different.

“I’m now married to my friend, cheerleader, comforter, confidant, skhokhosam, Zshap zam, my everyday crush. Thank you Siyolo Festival Dudumashe for loving my past hurts away. We are not perfect but are committed to giving our best our way,” she wrote in on anniversary post on social media.

She went on to explain that she decided to share the story herself as she had already received media queries about it.

“That rage might have been my first experience with him, but I know from my work that if I stay it won’t be the last… Sadly, within hours of laying the charge, media queries came, as even our protection services violate our privacy as public figures. I choose to own my narrative, thus I wrote this note to my friends & supporters,” explained Dudumashe.

She went on to request “the privacy and space to deal with this tragedy” for herself and her family.

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In August 2017, I found myself in the middle of a social media storm, on the very issue of women abuse, my husband was the most supportive. I was laid off work for months, he was in full emotional support. Once I went back to work in January 2018, there was a change in his mannerisms, in his language, but I paid no mind. 2018 for us was a true test, and I still stayed giving it my all. In all of that I experienced less & less of that gentle giant I fell in love with. Yesterday… Revealed a different side to my Prince Charming. We woke up, exchanged unpleasant words, but I just pressed on to get to work by 12noon, not knowing that I was to walk right back home just after 4pm to a raging monster out for blood. Yes, yesterday on 21 January 2019, my husband raised his hand on me and beat me… With the work that I do, in part advocating for women in abusive relationships and having previously lived through abuse, I know that it’s a beginning with no end. His hit today was one too many. I have laid a charge of domestic violence against him with SAPS. As a councilor and motivator, even with him, I will still advocate for rehabilitation & corrective counseling, as I have said before, not to excuse, but in hopes of tooling him with a lasting solution as to what triggers that rage. That rage might have been my first experience with him, but I know from my work that if I stay it won’t be the last… Sadly, within hours of laying the charge, media queries came, as even our protection services violate our privacy as public figures. I choose to own my narrative, thus I wrote this note to my friends & supporters. My family and I humbly request the privacy and space to deal with this tragedy. Keep us in your prayers. Part2 or 2

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