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Vuvuzelas under threat.

FOR many of us, the abiding memory of the 2010 World Cup is the droning noise of the fans' vuvuzelas.

Now the instruments could be banned in South Africa, but not for the headacheinducing din they create. The vuvuzelas are set to be branded as a dangerous weapon and banned from grounds after a series of attacks recently.

Orlando Pirates coach Roger De Sa was pelted with vuvuzelas (among other things) from the stands after his side were held to a draw by Amazulu.

More recently, referee Chris Mfiki was hit several times by a vuvuzela-wielding pitch invader during the game between Kaizer Chiefs and Golden Arrows.

The incidents have called into question the future of the vuvuzela.

The country's Premier Soccer League general manager Derek Blanckensee said: "Our rules ban all dangerous weapons from matches. If the vuvuzela is to become a dangerous weapon then we will look into this."
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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Apr 19, 2013
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