Criselda Kananda - I felt like a princess

WITH the feasting and rituals now behind her, Metro FM radio host and activist Criselda Kananda can get on with the happy business of being married.

She wrapped up the last leg of her marriage to Siyolo Dudumashe over the weekend.

Criselda with her husband Siyolo Dudumashe on their arrival at KwaDudumashe Village. Photo by Mbulelo Sisulu

The process began months ago with a traditional wedding at her parents’ homestead.

Over the weekend the couple held their second traditional wedding in Siyolo’s hometown, KwaDudumashe Village in the Eastern Cape.

Criselda looked beautiful in her traditional Xhosa outfit as family and villagers welcomed her with open arms.

In accordance with the isiXhosa tradition, she was given the new name Sambeso – which means comforter – by the bridegroom’s father to officially welcome her into the family.

Speaking to Daily Sun, sparkling Criselda said: “It’s been very emotional and incredible.

“My best moment was when the villagers came to fetch us to escort us to our place. It was so moving – I felt like a princess being flocked around by the people who celebrated with us.”

Criselda said the exhausting parts of getting married are over and she can now relax.

But she said the real work is only now beginning.

“The journey begins with building our marriage.

“Ours is based on love and Siyolo has been amazing throughout this process.

“We followed all the required procedures to honour God and the ancestors,” she said.

The newly weds will jet off to an island honeymoon before going back to work.


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