South Africa about 30 years behind on the wacky DJ stunts South Africa launches breaking wind competition to get youths off of heroin A DJ's plan to win the war on drugs in South Africa is to make people break wind. Thabo Mahlare, 37, has called on teenagers to take part in an inaugural competition involving the taboo. He has started the contest because the DJ, also known as 'Behind Bars', 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. http://i.***************/i/pix/2016/05/09/09/33F9CB2D00000578-3580492-image-a-13_1462781715344.jpg +2 Thabo Mahlare, 37, (pictured) has started an inaugural competition involving the breaking wind 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. Kabelo Sathekge, who is participating in the contests, has been smoking nyaope for 16 years despite trying to quit three times. http://i.***************/i/pix/2016/05/09/08/33F9C99400000578-3580492-image-a-3_1462780388381.jpg +2 Entrance to the competition is free and open to all age groups. Anyone interested in entering should visit the Mahube Complex in Mamelodi (pictured is Pretoria) He said rehab hadn't worked as there was peer pressure to continue smoking and a lack of job opportunities. Mr Sathekge also criticised drug clinics for not doing enough to support users. 'If you could go in there today and they attended to you at the same time then it would make the situation better but this thing of being sent back and asked to come back another day doesn't work because I need the medication [methadone] now', he said. Entrance to the competition is free and open to all age groups. Anyone interested in entering should visit the Mahube Complex in Mamelodi. Last year there were 1,282 crimes involving drugs in the Pretoria districts of Mamelodi and Mamelodi East.