Do they know it’s Christmas? As it turns out, yes.

After 28 years of silently tolerating it, a group of unemployed [South African] musicians have joined forces to release a Christmas single, entitled ‘Yes we do,’  in response to the Bob Geldof inspired Band Aid song, ‘Do they know it’s Christmas?’.

Speaking at the launch of their song, the musicians praised Geldof’s relentless quest for an answer and said they hoped their collaboration would free the Irishman and his friends to start looking for solutions to new and more important questions.

“Like Do they know about climate change in America? Or did Kim Jong-il have time to write down the abort codes for the nukes before he died?

Sadly it is not true. From Hayibo, South Africa’s answer to The Onion.

The coup de grace:

…proceeds will go towards teaching discipline, literacy and contraception at British schools