The SABC and radio personality Criselda Dudumashe seem to have settled their differences which saw the radio jock being “unscheduled” from all her gigs at the public broadcaster.
A statement released by the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) confirmed that Criselda will be joining SAFM to co-host a show which will air from Monday to Thursday‚ 7pm to 9pm. She would be co-hosting the show alongside Naledi Moleo.
According to acting station manager Peter Mashamba, the show tackles issues around gender issues‚ work life. It will also cover regular features like relationship advice and basically the lifestyle needs of their listeners. With her experience in life and presenting, Criselda seems like the best person for the job.
“This approach is informed by lifestyle demands of our listeners and that we believe these respective presenters will cater for all the lifestyle needs of our listeners. Criselda brings to the show her wealth of experience as a seasoned presenter‚” said acting station manager Peter Mashamba.
In September 2017, Criselda hogged the headlines for the wrong reasons over comments she made about former Deputy Minister of Higher Education‚ Mduduzi Manana. This followed the news that he assaulted three women outside a Johannesburg bar. Consequently, he was found guilty on three charges of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
Notwithstanding, Criselda appeared to defend Manana and later apologised for her actions. At the time, Criselda shared a social media post, seemingly defending Manana’s character. This was just days after it emerged that the minister was involved in an assault case. She received major backlash from the public which caused her to delete the controversial post and also issue a public apology.
However, she wasn’t let off the hook so easily as the SABC launched an investigation into the matter and she was taken off air. Regardless, radio personality Criselda Dudumashe is back to the station to do what she does best.