The 36-year-old mother of five was scheduled to appear before the Springs Magistrate’s Court.
In her bail application, her lawyer Isabella van Eck said her client could not read or write and was subjected to filthy living conditions.
Van Eck said her client was beaten by her husband.
The woman, who cannot be named to protect the identity of her children, had initially claimed her husband raped her.
Van Eck said the woman now denied this and said she was intimidated by police.
She was arrested last week, a month after her husband was held for child abuse, assault and attempted murder.