The actress's unstable alter ego Kirsty Soames has lashed out at fiancé Tyrone Dobbs on a number of occasions in recent months, as the ITV1 soap tackles the issue of domestic violence against men.
Kirsty dumps Tyrone and departs the cobbles in tonight's (August 6) double bill, deciding that he is better off without her. However, the pregnant factory worker is not bowing out for good and will be back on screen towards the end of the month.
Gumede, discussing where the story is heading next, told Take It Easy: "I think there will still be a rough ride after the baby arrives. There needs to be a consequence for her actions - the audience will crave it.
"More and more people will find out what's going on, and they will want to see some sort of justice."
Asked whether she is happy to stay on Coronation Street, Gumede replied: "Ultimately I would like a varied career, but I'm having a wonderful time on the show. I feel very lucky to be employed by Coronation Street, it is a wonderful break for me.
"It is a fantastic platform to showcase what I can do and the things I didn't think I could do. I'm certainly not putting a time scale on how long I should be here. You just have to enjoy each moment as it comes."
Last week, viewers saw Tina McIntyre (Michelle Keegan) learn of Tyrone's ordeal as she spotted his latest injuries.
Coronation Street continues tonight at 7.30pm and 8.30pm on ITV1.