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FOR the Shembe leadership to claim ownership of the vuvuzela is rather extravagant and disingenuous.
To lay claim to the property of the folk and to choose the commercial route to benefit from it is presumptuous and mischievous. The leadership of the Nazareth Baptist Church should have done research on the history of the vuvuzela instead of monopolising this African instrument.
The vuvuzela, or lepatata in Setswana or Sepedi or lenaka in Sesotho, was there long before 1910 - the year the church claims it was first used by Prophet Isaiah Shembe.
This buck horn has been used in most parts of southern Africa.
The vuvuzela was used as a communication tool between tribes and neighbouring villages.
Finding cause to claim monetary settlement from any organisation is exploitative and a greedy monopoly.