Man loses eye in fight over vuvuzela

2010-07-01 11:38

A Zimbabwean man has lost an eye in a fight over a vuvuzela, a

state daily reported.

The man, who was not identified, was attacked at his home in

Zimbabwe’s second city of Bulawayo by three teenagers after he refused to give

up a vuvuzela the three claimed belonged to their friend.

The newspaper reported: “One of them allegedly kicked him in the

chest and when he fell to the ground the others also assaulted him. He sustained

a swollen right eye that had to be removed.”

The man was still recovering in hospital. His alleged attackers

appeared before a magistrates court in Bulawayo and were released on a $100

(about R764) bail.

The vuvuzela has been the defining sound for the 2010 Fifa World

Cup in neighbouring South Africa while in Zimbabwe it is popular among viewers

at fanparks.

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