Criselda Kananda-Dudumashe was indefinitely pulled off her show on Metro FM following a controversial comment on social media about the former Deputy Minister of Higher Education Mduduzi Manana, who admitted to having assaulted a young lady at a nightclub in Johannesburg.
Today, Criselda Kananda-Dudumashe has taken to Facebook to announce that she has left MetroFM forever, and will be joining SAfm, with almost the same timeslots.
Ten years ago when I started at Metro FM, the station was celebrating its 20th anniversary, moving out of its teens, preparing for its adult years. We went across the continent on a mission to explore and connect the station with the rest of the continent. That experience set a tone that I have enjoyed over my stay. Traveling with other on-air talent, representing different facets of the station from music, lifestyle, entertainment, politics & news. We built camaraderie of family. Through Metro FM, I have been blessed with not just colleagues but brothers and sisters, who collectively have reinforced my love for broadcasting and broadened my viewpoint. From my KayaFM radio debut, Metro FM forced me to not only converse in health issues, but to be the beat & pulse of my listener in all aspects that the station stands for. It is with sadness that my journey ends with the station, but with elation that I now walk across the corridor to join SAFM, a station filled with seasoned broadcasters that I look up to. As a news and information leader, SAFM demands that one makes a concerted effort to provide the listener with informed facts for healthy debates. Importantly, by its nature as a talk brand it allows for responsible freedom of expression. Personally, I know that SAFM will sharpen my broadcasting skills and broaden my viewpoint even more as I embark on this new and exciting chapter in my broadcasting journey.
Another scandal that followed Kananda-Dudumashe stemmed from comments she made during an HIV-Aids gender-based violence talk at the University of Venda in Limpopo. It’s alleged that during one of the seminars, the radio presenter asked men in the room to stand up and went on to say that those who weren’t sure whether they were male or female to confirm this by looking between their legs.