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Russian businessman orders gold vuvuzela

By Sapa-dpa | Jul 01, 2010 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

BLING ALERT! The body of the instrument is plastic, like a conventional vuvuzela, but it is studded with white gold and diamonds. It is just as loud as the real thing, too.

An Austrian goldsmith says he has made a R160,000 vuvuzela for a Russian businessman.

Vuvuzelas are plastic trumpets whose loud — and controversial - droning has become the ubiquitous background noise of the football World Cup in South Africa. It costs around R20 at most places in SA.

The Linz-based craftsman, Klemens Pointer, told Austrian public broadcaster ORF that the Russian planned to give the tooter to a South African business partner.

The gift will be exchanged in time for the World Cup final on July 11.



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