A DJ from Pretoria’s plan to win the war on drugs in South Africa is to make people break wind…
We’re not sure how the two correlate but Thabo Mahlare, also known as DJ “Behind Bars” is determined to make it work.
Thabo, who’s is 37, has called on teenagers to take part in an inaugural competition involving the taboo.
He has started the contest because the DJ is so concerned about the level of drug abuse in Pretoria.
Participants will be given eggs, castor oil and milk to help them produce the loudest sounds. Amazingly organisers will also be handing out diapers to anyone at risk of making a mess.
So far only 11 people have signed up to the contest.
Mr Mahlare told the Daily Sun he came up with the idea when he heard people in his area ‘farting a lot’.
“When we are just chilling, someone will just fart loudly,” he added.
A microphone will be placed near the contestants’ rears to determine who is best at breaking wind. Mr Mahlare now wants sponsors to come forward and support him.
Speaking to SowetanLive, he said: “‘I’m hoping people take this seriously enough to want to sponsor it so that we can send these kids to go compete internationally.”
“Some people don’t realise that farting is a talent and can you realise how different their lives could be if they were given the platform to try out their talents.”
The kwaito artist is offering cash prizes of R87,000 to the winner of the breaking wind competition.
He wants action to curb the prevalence of the street drug nyaope, the primary ingredient of which is heroin.
Entrance to the competition is free and open to all age groups. Anyone interested in entering should visit the Mahube Complex in Mamelodi.
Again, we’re unsure how the competition might stop kids from using drugs or if there are international competitions to take part in but we’re guessing that the 11 participants would have fun and hope that the prize money would be put to good use.