United Family International Church (UFIC) founder Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa has forgiven the Daily News over a billboard published last year and withdrew an High Court case against the newspaper recently.

Makandiwa’s move followed an apology from the newspaper’s editor, which was read and broadcast via an electronic billboard for the UFIC congregation at City Sports Centre on Sunday. UFIC, through its spokesperson Prime Kufakunesu, confirmed the withdrawal of the case.

“Let it be known that it was not the church’s intention to sue Daily News but expecting them to do the right thing, which they failed to do in the beginning until our lawyers took action. We expected a retraction or an apology which they have finally done at this last minute and we accepted it.”