On Monday, the activist wrote on the social networking site:
"I have been battered and beaten. I thought I have an understanding, a knowing of fearing the one you love. For a good 19 years it seemed like I had overcome the abuse. I made my 3 beautiful daughters the center of my world and promised them to NEVER again expose them to a violent and abusive home."
The radio host revealed that 2018 was a true test. She explained that her husband beat her.
"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..."
Criselda also shared that she has opened a case against him.
"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."
You can read the rest of her message here. Criselda and Siyolo got married in 2015. Their wedding was featured on SABC 3's lifestyle show, Top Billing.
The couple met in 2009 at the Nelson Mandela Lecture, and only made their relationship official five years later. Siyolo proposed to Criselda after on three months of dating, according to Top Billing.
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