The Herald has backed down following a verbal spat with the ZANU PF secretary for youth affairs Pupurai Togarepi.
On February 4, the publication published a story saying the Zanu-PF Youth League had distanced itself from the corruption allegations made by its deputy secretary Cde Lewis Matutu and political commissar Cde Godfrey Tsenengamu against three businessmen, Tafadzwa Musarara, Kudakwashe Tagwirei, and Billy Rautenbach.
The publication said its story was based on a Twitter account which was disowned by Togarepi. He is quoted as saying:
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That account is a ghost account and does not belong to the Youth League.
We support everyone who speaks against corruption, against dirty business ethics. Whether that person speaks from the church or in their individual capacity, we support them.
Togarepi had accused the publication of trying to divide the youth league.