Cape Town, July 8(ANI): A South African magistrate in one of Cape Town's special World Cup courts ordered the court orderlies' to shut the windows following repeated disturbance from Vuvuzelas from a nearby Fan Fest.
The bleating of the plastic horns in the street outside had proved a little too intrusive for regional magistrate Deon Oosthuysen.
Oosthuysen was presiding over an appearance by soccer fan Norman Khanyile, charged with making a bomb threat at the Fan Fest on the city's Grand Parade, Sport24 reports.
Taking about the vuvuzelas, the magistrate said: "They have a rightful place, but not in court."
The vuvuzelas has become a symbol of the FIFA World Cup in South African, as the stadiums are filled with its loud and raucous sound that reflects the exhilaration of supporters.
Supposedly invented to scare baboons away from remote African villages, the mass-produced vuvuzela can generate 127-decibels, a level humans rarely encounter outside war zones or Twisted Sister concerts.
Medical experts warn that prolonged exposure to a vuvu onslaught could result in a range of medical problems ranging from temporary deafness to permanent damage to the nervous system. (ANI)