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Pregnant South African women are deliberately drinking large quantities of alcohol to harm their unborn babies in a bid to earn more welfare money it has been claimed

Wintery Knight

A horrible article from the UK Daily Mail.


Pregnant South African women are deliberately drinking large quantities of alcohol to harm their unborn babies in a bid to earn more welfare money, it has been claimed.

Expectant mothers living in the Eastern Cape, one of the poorest areas in South Africa, are bingeing on a ‘moonshine’ type drink which contains battery acid – with some drinking up to five and six bottles a day.

It has been reported they do it to claim a disability benefit from the government – using their disabled children as a source of income.

Video taken by Sky News shows a mother drinking a homemade brew called ‘kah-kah’ while heavily pregnant.

[...]The addictive milky brown brew is made from yeast, water and battery acid.

[...]The World Health Organisation said there has been an increase in the number of babies born with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in the area  since 2002.

The syndrome is also the most common birth defect in South Africa.

The irreversible symptoms mean children suffer from speech problems, physical deformities, learning difficulties and behavioural issues.

Families receive 250 South African rand ($29 US) per child, per month but a disabled child brings in around 1200 rand a month ($138 US).



  1. Poonces

    January 14th, 2013

    Gotta love the women of the world who see their children as a way to scam money.

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  2. xthred

    January 14th, 2013

    How do the doctors distinguish between normal and retard?

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  3. thirdtwin

    January 14th, 2013

    Nelson Mandela must be turning over in his grave right now. What? He’s not dead? And his policies resulted that sort of depravity? The Deuce you say!

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  4. Left Coast Dan

    January 14th, 2013

    Unintended consequences of government subsidies. Where have I heard that before? Oh yeah, Solyndra, corn ethanol, education, …

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  5. Unruly Refugee

    January 14th, 2013

    You think it’s bad over there in Africa now, just wait until their brain damaged kids grow up and take an interest in islam and AK-47s.

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  6. Edith McCrotch

    January 14th, 2013

    I say double their rations and go for the gusto!!!!

    It’ll eventually work out in the end…so to speak.

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  7. listingstarboard

    January 14th, 2013

    There must be some mistake. Surely proud filthy rich “African” Americans like Obama and Michelle, Jay Z, Beyonce, Chris Rock, PDiddy, LeBron, DeWayne–the list is endless of uber wealthy blacks in this country–surely they are willing to give part of thier wealth to help the citizens of their beloved Africa? Beyonce just dropped 200,000 on “her” baby’s first birthday party–enough to probably buy food for all of these wretched poor women for years. Bet those black hypocrites don’t donate a dime.

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  8. Billy Fuster

    January 14th, 2013

    This must be what causes liberalism.

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  9. iamthegps

    January 14th, 2013

    Why is the government even paying people for their kids anyways? I mean seriously, that’s the opposite of what you do if you want to, y’know, have an economy. Or things like that. Oh wait, the government in SA doesn’t care. At all. Just remembered that…

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  10. Kairn

    January 14th, 2013

    Here is a recent quote from Mahatma Gandhi’s granddaughter Ela Gandhi on her reflections about the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela and how his influence relates to South Africa today:

    “Mandela also symbolizes how we can transform society by transforming ourselves”

    Uh, like black S African mothers-to-be drinking some horrible concoction called ‘kah-kah’ with the sole purpose of transforming their babies in the womb so they are born as crippled idiots?!!!! For the sake of a fistful of filthy lucre?

    How damnably proud Mandela must be regarding the current state of life for all considered in South Africa. Is this really the Africa he dreamed of for blacks? Purposefully birthing out a whole generation of retards?

    In due time, the whites can have it all back to themselves again since the blacks seem to be on the fast track to killing their own selves off in one or two generations.

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  11. old_oaks

    January 14th, 2013

    I’m failing to see the link between battery/sulfuric acid and fetal alcohol syndrome?

    Never surprises me what people will consume.

    I saw a documentary about life on the reservation. These toothless redskins were in a hut with cans of aerosol Lysol and empty milk jugs everywhere. Looked like they were going to start huffing propellants.


    Dude poked a hole in the can, letting out the propellant and then pours the liquid into a milk jug. Hen then passed it to the other guy who took a swig.


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  12. old_oaks

    January 14th, 2013

  13. RosalindJ

    January 14th, 2013

    When idiocy is subsidized, that’s exactly what is produced.

    That it’s babies being abused for a pittance of a profit that will cost a lifetime alternately sickens me and breaks my heart.

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  14. Brooke

    January 14th, 2013

    Solution: If your baby is born with fetal alcohol syndrome, you are summarily executed.

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  15. No hope just change

    January 14th, 2013

    Why is everyone so stupid? How can governments not see the simple truth-when you reward a behavior, you get more of it!!! This is tragic. I think it all comes down to the liberal denial of freewill. No one makes their own decisions, good or bad, so if you succeed or fail at life, it must be just dumb luck.
    Well I don’t buy it!

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