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Vuvuzela Ownership

Andrew Kabuura/Twenty Ten

Location: Durban, South Africa

AUDIO: Controversy over the origins of the vuvuzela.

Associated Features: Mighty Vuvuzela (Text feature)Vuvuzela Day (Photo feature), Vuvuzela takes on the World (Text feature), Vuvuzelas with a difference (Photo feature about seaweed vuvuzelas) and Vuvuzela Orchestra (Audio feature)

CUE IN: For the first time, the 2010 FIFA World cup hosting rights were awarded to Africa. With the announcement, the continent broke into celebration and many could not wait for kick-off. However, controversy soon broke out over the adoption of the plastic horns, popularly known as the vuvuzela, as the sound of the tournament. Many players and coaches said it was too loud and should be banned from the stadiums

Our reporter Andrew Kabuura is in Durban, South Africa to report on a church that claims to have invented the popular horn.

FX: Vuvuzela sound plays and fades 00:3secs

INTRO: The vuvuzela, the long stadium horn, you can also say the crowd lifting instrument. Call it anything!

Blow it loud, you will create a buzz and those next to you will ask which football teams are playing. It has become synonymous with soccer especially during the 2009 confederations cup and 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

However, apparently its origin has nothing to do with football…

FX: Nothing to with football clip 00:09 secs

LINK: Jija Mptaha is a pastor at The Shembe, also known as the Nazareth Baptist Church, in South Africa

FX: Never existing clip...

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